Connect public, paid and private patent data with Google Patents Public Datasets

Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use

Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US8226710B2
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
valve
frame
prosthesis
leaflets
body
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Active
Application number
US13072194
Other versions
US20110172765A1 (en )
Inventor
Than Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Mykim Nguyen
Stanley Komatsu
Robrecht Michiels
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Medtronic CoreValve LLC
Original Assignee
Medtronic CoreValve LLC
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
    • A61F2/02Prostheses implantable into the body
    • A61F2/24Heart valves ; Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR] devices
    • A61F2/2412Heart valves ; Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR] devices with soft flexible valve members, e.g. tissue valves shaped like natural valves
    • A61F2/2418Scaffolds therefor, e.g. support stents
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
    • A61F2/02Prostheses implantable into the body
    • A61F2/24Heart valves ; Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR] devices
    • A61F2/2412Heart valves ; Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR] devices with soft flexible valve members, e.g. tissue valves shaped like natural valves
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
    • A61F2/02Prostheses implantable into the body
    • A61F2/24Heart valves ; Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR] devices
    • A61F2/2412Heart valves ; Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR] devices with soft flexible valve members, e.g. tissue valves shaped like natural valves
    • A61F2/2415Manufacturing methods
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2220/00Fixations or connections for prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof
    • A61F2220/0025Connections or couplings between prosthetic parts, e.g. between modular parts; Connecting elements
    • A61F2220/005Connections or couplings between prosthetic parts, e.g. between modular parts; Connecting elements using adhesives
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2220/00Fixations or connections for prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof
    • A61F2220/0025Connections or couplings between prosthetic parts, e.g. between modular parts; Connecting elements
    • A61F2220/0058Connections or couplings between prosthetic parts, e.g. between modular parts; Connecting elements soldered or brazed or welded
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2220/00Fixations or connections for prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof
    • A61F2220/0025Connections or couplings between prosthetic parts, e.g. between modular parts; Connecting elements
    • A61F2220/0075Connections or couplings between prosthetic parts, e.g. between modular parts; Connecting elements sutured, ligatured or stitched, retained or tied with a rope, string, thread, wire or cable
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2230/00Geometry of prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof
    • A61F2230/0002Two-dimensional shapes, e.g. cross-sections
    • A61F2230/0028Shapes in the form of latin or greek characters
    • A61F2230/0054V-shaped
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2230/00Geometry of prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof
    • A61F2230/0063Three-dimensional shapes
    • A61F2230/0067Three-dimensional shapes conical
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2230/00Geometry of prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof
    • A61F2230/0063Three-dimensional shapes
    • A61F2230/0073Quadric-shaped
    • A61F2230/008Quadric-shaped paraboloidal
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2250/00Special features of prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof
    • A61F2250/0014Special features of prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof having different values of a given property or geometrical feature, e.g. mechanical property or material property, at different locations within the same prosthesis
    • A61F2250/0039Special features of prostheses classified in groups A61F2/00 - A61F2/26 or A61F2/82 or A61F9/00 or A61F11/00 or subgroups thereof having different values of a given property or geometrical feature, e.g. mechanical property or material property, at different locations within the same prosthesis differing in diameter
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S623/00Prosthesis, i.e. artificial body members, parts thereof, or aids and accessories therefor
    • Y10S623/90Stent for heart valve

Abstract

A heart valve prosthesis is provided having a self-expanding multi-level frame that supports a valve body comprising a skirt and plurality of coapting leaflets. The frame transitions between a contracted delivery configuration that enables percutaneous transluminal delivery, and an expanded deployed configuration having an asymmetric hourglass shape. The valve body skirt and leaflets are constructed so that the center of coaptation may be selected to reduce horizontal forces applied to the commissures of the valve, and to efficiently distribute and transmit forces along the leaflets and to the frame. Alternatively, the valve body may be used as a surgically implantable replacement valve prosthesis.

Description

The present application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No 11/128,826, filed May 13, 2005, now U.S. Pat. No. 7,914,569.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to replacement valves for improving the cardiac function of a patient suffering from cardiac valve dysfunction, such as aortic valve regurgitation or aortic stenosis. More particularly, the present invention relates to heart valve prostheses that provide improved durability and are particularly well-suited for percutaneous delivery.

2. Background of the Invention

Heart valve replacement has become a routine surgical procedure for patients suffering from valve regurgitation or stenotic calcification of the leaflets. While certain procedures may be performed using minimally-invasive techniques (so-called “keyhole” techniques), the vast majority of valve replacements entail full sternotomy and placing the patient on cardiopulmonary bypass. Traditional open surgery inflicts significant patient trauma and discomfort, requires extensive recuperation times and may result in life-threatening complications.

To address these concerns, within the last decade efforts have been made to perform cardiac valve replacements using minimally-invasive techniques. In these methods, laparascopic instruments are employed to make small openings through the patient's ribs to provide access to the heart. While considerable effort has been devoted to such techniques, widespread acceptance has been limited by the clinician's ability to access only certain regions of the heart using laparoscopic instruments.

Still other efforts have been focused on percutaneous transluminal delivery of replacement cardiac valves to solve the problems presented by traditional open surgery and minimally-invasive surgical methods. In such methods; a valve prosthesis is compacted for delivery in a catheter and then advanced, for example, through an opening in the femoral artery and through the descending aorta to the heart, where the prosthesis then is deployed in the aortic valve annulus. Although transluminal techniques have attained widespread acceptance with respect to delivery of stents to restore vessel patency, only mixed results have been obtained with respect to percutaneous delivery of relatively more complicated valve prostheses.

One such example of a previously-known device heart valve prosthesis is described in U.S. Pat. No. 6,454,799 to Schreck. The prosthesis described in that patent comprises a fabric-based heart valve disposed within a plastically deformable wire-mesh base, and is delivered via expansion of a balloon catheter. One drawback with balloon catheter delivery of the prosthetic valve is that the valve leaflets may be damaged when compressed between the balloon and the base during deployment. In addition, because balloon expandable structures tend to experience some recoil following balloon deflation, perivalvular leaks may develop around the circumference of the valve prosthesis.

Accordingly it would be desirable to provide a percutaneously-deliverable valve prosthesis that reduces the risk of leaflet damage during deployment of the prosthesis. It further would be. desirable to provide a valve prosthesis that reduces the risk of perivalvular leaks resulting from recoil of the prosthesis following deployment.

U.S. Pat. No. 6,027,525 to Suh, et al. describes a valve prosthesis comprising a series of self-expanding units affixed to a polymeric cover and having a valve disposed therein. Such devices are not suitable for cardiac valve replacement because of the limited ability to compact the valve disposed within the prosthesis. Moreover, such valve prostheses would be particularly undesirable for treating aortic valve defects, because the polymeric cover would obscure the ostia of the coronary arteries, both disrupting blood flow to the coronary arteries and preventing subsequent catheterization of those arteries. Accordingly, it would be desirable to provide a valve prosthesis that is self-expanding, yet permits the valve to be compacted to a greater degree than previously-known designs.

U.S. Pat. No. 6,682,559 to Myers, et al. also describes a valve prosthesis having an essentially tubular design. One drawback of such configurations is that relatively large horizontal forces arise along the coaptation edges of the leaflets and are transmitted to the commissural points. These forces may adversely affect the durability of the leaflets and lead to valve failure. In view of this, it would be desirable to provide a valve wherein the center of coaptation of the leaflets may be selected so as to reduce horizontal forces applied to coaptation edges of the leaflets and commissural points, thereby improving durability of the valve. In addition, it would be desirable to provide a valve design that more uniformly distributes horizontal forces over the coaptation edges of the leaflets, rather than concentrating those forces at the commissural points.

In an effort to more nearly recreate the force distribution along the leaflets of natural tissue valves, some previously-known valve designs include circular base portions having longitudinal projections that function as anchors for the commissural points, such as described in U.S. Pat. No. 5,855,601 to Bessler, et al. and U.S. Pat. No. 6,582,462 to Andersen, et al.

While the valve prostheses of Bessler and Andersen may be readily collapsed for delivery, those designs are susceptible to problems once deployed. For example, the longitudinal projections of such prostheses may not provide sufficient rigidity to withstand compressive forces applied during normal movements of the heart. Deformation of the commissural anchors may result in varied forces being imposed on the commissures and leaflets, in turn adversely impact functioning of the leaflets. In addition, because the exteriors of the foregoing valve prostheses are substantially cylindrical, the prostheses are less likely to adequately conform to, and become anchored within the valve annulus anatomy during deployment. As a result, cyclic loading of the valve may result in some slippage or migration of the anchor relative to the patient's anatomy.

In view of the foregoing, it would be desirable to provide a valve that is capable of conforming to a patient's anatomy while providing a uniform degree of rigidity and protection for critical valve components. It therefore would be desirable to provide a valve prosthesis having portions that are capable of deforming circumferentially to adapt to the shape of the pre-existing valve annulus, but which is not susceptible to deformation or migration due to normal movement of the heart. Still further, it would be desirable to provide a valve prosthesis having a multi-level component that is anatomically shaped when deployed, thereby enhancing anchoring of the valve and reducing the risk of migration and perivalvular leaks.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the foregoing, it is an object of the present invention to provide a valve prosthesis that overcomes the drawbacks of previously-known designs, and which may be implanted using open surgical, minimally invasive or percutaneous implantation techniques.

It is also an object of the present invention to provide a percutaneously-deliverable valve prosthesis that reduces the risk of leaflet damage during deployment of the prosthesis.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a valve prosthesis that reduces the risk of perivalvular leaks resulting from elastic recoil of the prosthesis following deployment.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a valve prosthesis that is self-expanding, yet permits the valve to be compacted to a greater degree than previously-known designs and permits ready access to adjoining anatomical structures, such as the coronary arteries.

It is a still further object of the present invention to provide a valve in which the center of coaptation of the leaflets may be selected so as to reduce horizontal forces applied to coaptation edges of the leaflets and commissural points, thereby improving durability of the valve.

In addition, it is an object of this invention to provide a valve design that more uniformly distributes forces over the coaptation edges of the leaflets, rather than concentrating those forces at the commissural points.

It is yet another object of this invention to provide a valve that is anatomically shaped, provides a uniform high degree of rigidity and protection for critical valve components, and which is less susceptible to deformation arising from normal movement of the heart.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a valve prosthesis having portions that are capable of deforming circumferentially to adapt to the shape of the pre-existing valve annulus, but which is not susceptible to deformation or migration due to normal movement of the heart.

It is also an object of this invention to provide a valve prosthesis having a multi-level component that is anatomically shaped when deployed, thereby enhancing anchoring of the valve and reducing the risk of migration and perivalvular leaks.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a valve prosthesis wherein a valve is disposed within a rigid portion of a multilevel frame, so that valve area and function are not impaired, but inflow and/or outflow portions of the multilevel frame are capable of conforming to patient anatomy anomalies.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a valve prosthesis that facilitates alignment of the heart valve prosthesis with the direction of blood flow.

These and other objects of the present invention are accomplished by providing a heart valve prosthesis wherein a self-expanding multi-level frame supports a valve body comprising a skirt and plurality of coapting leaflets. The frame has a contracted delivery configuration, in which the prosthesis may be stored within a catheter for percutaneous delivery, and an expanded deployed configuration having an asymmetric hourglass shape. The valve body skirt and leaflets preferably are constructed of porcine, bovine, equine or other mammalian tissue, such as pericardial tissue, and are sewn, welded, molded or glued together so as to efficiently distribute forces along the leaflets and to the frame. Alternatively, the valve body may comprise a synthetic or polymeric material.

In accordance with the principles of the present invention, the frame comprises multiple levels, including a proximal conical inflow section, a constriction region and a flared distal outflow section. Each of the inflow and outflow sections is capable of deforming to a non-circular cross-section to conform to the patient's anatomy, while the constriction region is configured to retain a circular cross-section that preserves proper functioning of the valve body.

The frame comprises a plurality of cells having a pattern that varies along the length of the frame to provide a high degree of anchoring and alignment of the valve prosthesis. The cell pattern further is selected to provide a uniform diameter where the commissural joints of the leaflets are attached to the frame, while permitting the inflow and outflow regions to expand to conform to the patient's anatomy. In this manner, optimal functioning of the valve body may be obtained even though the frame may be deployed in anatomies having a range of sizes. In addition, the frame resists deformation caused by movement of the heart and enables a functional portion of the valve body to be disposed supra-annularly to the native valve, with a portion of the valve prosthesis extending into the native valve annulus.

In one embodiment suitable for aortic valve replacement, the valve body comprises a skirt coupled to three leaflets. Each of the components preferably is formed of animal pericardial tissue or synthetic material, and then sewn, glued, welded or molded together. The lateral ends of the leaflets include enlarged regions that are folded to both form the commissural joints and fasten the commissural joints to the frame. The skirt and leaflets further are configured so that the joints align with contours of the cell pattern of the frame.

In a preferred embodiment, the commissural joints are affixed to the frame at locations above the area of coaptation, to provide a selectable center of coaptation of the leaflets. This design provides a more efficient delivery configuration because the commissures are not compressed against the leaflets when the valve prosthesis is reduced to the contracted delivery configuration. Additionally, by lengthening the distance to the commissures, the design mimics the functioning of natural tissue valves by distributing forces along the coaptation edges and reducing horizontal forces transmitted to the commissural joints.

In alternative embodiments, the valve body of the present invention may include a sewing ring in lieu of the frame to facilitate surgical implantation, and may employ as few as two and as many as four leaflets.

Methods of making and using the valve prostheses of the present invention are also provided.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS/FIGURES

The above and other objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent upon consideration of the following detailed description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which like reference numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

FIGS. 1A, 1B and 1C are, respectively, side and top end views of an exemplary valve prosthesis of the present invention in the expanded deployed configuration and an enlarged region of the frame of the valve prosthesis;

FIG. 2 is a side view of the frame of the valve prosthesis of FIG. 1 in a contracted delivery configuration;

FIGS. 3A and 3B are, respectively, plan views of a leaflet and the skirt employed in the valve body of the present invention;

FIGS. 4A and 4B are, respectively, a perspective view of a leaflet with its enlarged regions folded, and a plan view of the valve body of the present invention, wherein the leaflets are fastened to the skirt;

FIG. 5 is a side view of the valve body of FIG. 4B fully assembled; and

FIG. 6 is a side view depicting the valve prosthesis of the present invention deployed atop a patient's aortic valve.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is directed to a heart valve prosthesis having a self-expanding frame that supports a valve body. In a preferred embodiment, the frame has a tri-level asymmetric hourglass shape with a conical proximal section, an enlarged distal section and a constriction region having a predefined curvature when the frame is deployed. In the context of the present application, the proximal section constitutes the “inflow” portion of the valve prosthesis and is disposed in the aortic annulus of the patient's left ventricle, while the distal section constitutes the “outflow” portion of the valve prosthesis and is positioned in the patient's ascending aorta.

In a preferred embodiment the valve body comprises three leaflets that are fastened together at enlarged lateral end regions to form commissural joints, with the unattached edges forming the coaptation edges of the valve. The leaflets are fastened to a skirt, which is in turn affixed to the frame. The enlarged lateral end regions of the leaflets permit the material to be folded over to enhance durability of the valve and reduce stress concentration points that could lead to fatigue or tearing of the leaflets. The commissural joints are mounted above the plane of the coaptation edges of the valve body to minimize the contracted delivery profile of the valve prosthesis, while the configuration of the edges permits uniform stress distribution along the coaptation edges.

Referring to FIG. 1, an exemplary embodiment of a valve prosthesis constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention is described. Valve prosthesis 10 comprises expandable frame 12 having valve body 14 affixed to its interior surface, e.g., by sutures. Frame 12 preferably comprises a self-expanding structure formed by laser cutting or etching a metal alloy tube comprising, for example, stainless steel or a shape memory material such as nickel titanium. The frame has an expanded deployed configuration which is impressed upon the metal alloy tube using techniques that are per se known in the art. Valve body 14 preferably comprises individual leaflets assembled to a skirt, where all of the components are formed from a natural or man-made material. Preferred materials for valve body 14 include mammalian tissue, such as porcine, equine or bovine pericardium, or a synthetic or polymeric material.

Frame 12 preferable includes multiple levels, including outflow section 15, inflow section 16 and constriction region 17. As depicted in the enlarged view of FIG. 1B, the frame comprises a plurality of cells having sizes that vary along the length of the prosthesis. As indicated by dotted lines a, b and c, each cell comprises two zig-zag structures having unequal-length struts, wherein the vertices of the zig-zags are coupled together. For example, zig-zag 18 has length z1 whereas zig-zag 19 has greater length Z2. This cell design permits each level of cells between the proximal and distal ends of the frame to be tailored to meet specific design requirements, such as, compressibility, expansion characteristics, radial strength and so as to define a suitable contour for attachment of the valve body.

The cell pattern of frame 12 also enables the frame to expand to the tri-level asymmetric hourglass shape depicted in FIG. 1A, having conical inflow section, enlarged outflow section and fixed diameter constricted region. Each section of frame 12 has a substantially circular cross-section in the expanded deployed configuration, but in addition the cell patterns of the inflow and outflow sections permit those sections to adapt to the specific anatomy of the patient, thereby reducing the risk of migration and reducing the risk of perivalvular leaks. The cell patterns employed in the constriction region are selected to provide a uniform circular cross-section area for the constriction region when deployed, and a pre-determined radius of curvature for the transition between the constriction region and outflow section of the frame. In particular, the convex-concave shape of frame 12 within the constriction region ensures that the frame is held away from the opposing sinus wall in the ascending aorta, thus ensuring adequate blood flow to the coronary arteries and facilitating catheter access to the coronary arteries.

Enlarged outflow section has nominal deployed diameter Do, inflow section has nominal deployed diameter DI, and constriction region has deployed substantially fixed diameter Dc. The conical shape of the inflow region and smooth transitions between adjacent sections of frame 12 are expected to be particularly advantageous in directing blood flow through the valve body with little or no turbulence, as compared to step changes in diameter observed for surgically implanted replacement valves.

The above-described cell pattern permits each of the inflow and outflow sections of frame 12 to expand to a diameter within a range of deployed diameters, while retaining constriction region 17 at a substantially constant diameter. Thus, for example, outflow diameter Do may range from 30 to 55 mm, while inflow diameter DI may vary from 19 to 34 mm. Illustratively, frame 12 may be manufactured in four sizes having a range of diameters Do, DI and Dc as set forth in Table 1 below:

TABLE 1
Size A Size B Size C Size D
Do 40 mm 50 mm 40 mm 50 mm
Dc 22 mm 22 mm 24 mm 24 mm
DI 26 mm 26 mm 29 mm 29 mm

Advantageously, these four frame sizes are expected to cover a wide range of patient anatomies, while requiring construction of only two sizes of valve bodies (22 and 24 mm). Compared to previously-known commercially available surgical valves, which vary from approximately 17 mm to 31 mm in one millimeter increments, it is expected that the above four sizes of valve prosthesis of the present invention could be used for more than 75% of the patient population, thus greatly 20 reducing the costs associated with manufacturing and inventorying large numbers of parts.

When configured as a replacement for an aortic valve, inflow section 16 extends into and anchors within the aortic annulus of a patient's left ventricle and 25 outflow section 15 is positioned in the patient's ascending aorta. Importantly, the configuration of outflow section 15 is expected to provide optimal alignment of the valve body with the direction of blood flow. In addition, the cell pattern of outflow section 15 also serves to anchor the outflow section in the patient's ascending aorta to prevent lateral movement or migration of frame 12. As depicted in FIG. 1C, the use of relatively larger cells in the outflow section of frame 12, combined with the convex-concave shape of constriction region 17, ensures that the frame does not obstruct blood flow to the patient's coronary arteries when deployed and allows for catheter access to the coronary arteries. Frame 12 also may include eyelets 20 for use in loading the heart valve prosthesis 10 into a delivery catheter.

Still referring to FIG. 1, valve body 14 includes skirt 21 affixed to frame 12, and leaflets 22. Leaflets 22 are attached along their bases to skirt 21, for example, using sutures 23 or a suitable biocompatible adhesive. Adjoining pairs of leaflets are attached to one another at their lateral ends to form commissures 24, with free edges 25 of the leaflets forming coaptation edges that meet in area of coaptation 26.

As depicted in FIG. 1A, the curve formed at joint 27 between the base of each leaflet 22 and skirt 21 follows the contour of the cell pattern of frame 12, so that most of the length of joint 27 is directly supported by frame 12, thereby transmitting forces applied to the valve body directly to the frame. As further depicted in FIG. 1C, commissures 24 are configured to span a cell of frame 12, so that force is evenly distributed within the commissures and to frame 12.

Referring to FIG. 2, valve prosthesis 10 is shown in the contracted delivery configuration. In this state, valve prosthesis may be loaded into a catheter for percutaneous transluminal delivery via a femoral artery and the descending aorta to a patient's aortic valve. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, commissures 24 are disposed longitudinally offset from coaptation edges 25 of the valve body, thereby permitting a smaller delivery profile than achievable with previously-known replacement valves. In addition, because frame 12 self-expands upon being released from the delivery catheter, there is no need to use a balloon catheter during placement of valve prosthesis 10, thereby avoiding the potential for inflicting compressive injury to the valve leaflets during inflation of the balloon.

Referring now to FIGS. 3A and 3B, skirt 21 and leaflet 22 of a preferred aortic valve embodiment of the present invention are described. Skirt 21 and leaflet 22 preferably are cut from a sheet of animal pericardial tissue, such as porcine pericardial tissue, or synthetic or polymeric material, either manually or using a die or laser cutting system. The pericardial tissue may be processed in accordance with tissue processing techniques that are per se known in the art for forming and treating tissue valve material. Alternatively, skirt 21 and leaflet 22 may be constructed on a synthetic or polymeric material. In a preferred embodiment, skirt 21 and leaflets 22 have a thickness of between 0.008″ and 0.016″, and more preferably between 0.012″ and 0.014″.

Leaflet 22 includes enlarged lateral ends 30 and 31 disposed at either end of free edge 32, and body 33. Free edge 32 forms coaptation edge 25 of the finished valve body 14, while lateral ends 30 and 31 are folded and joined to adjacent leaflets to form commissures 24. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, free edges 32 assume the form of catenaries when the valve body is affixed to frame 12, thereby providing uniform loading along the length of the coaptation edge in a manner similar to a suspension bridge. Body 33 is joined to skirt 21 as described below. Lateral ends 30 and 31 illustratively are shown in FIG. 3A as having fold lines d, e and f, to define flaps 34, 35 and 36.

Skirt 21 preferably is constructed from the same material as leaflets 22, and includes scalloped areas 37, reinforcing tabs 38 and end tabs 39. Each scalloped area 37 is joined to a body 33 of a respective leaflet 22. Reinforcing tabs 38 illustratively include fold lines g, h and i, except for reinforcing tabs 40 and 41 at the lateral ends of the skirt, which have only one fold apiece. As described below, reinforcing tabs 40 and 41 are joined to one another, e.g., by sutures or gluing, so that skirt 21 forms a frustum of a cone.

End tabs 39 are folded over the ends of the proximal-most row of cells of frame 12 to secure skirt 21 to the frame and seal against perivalvular bypass flows (see FIG. 1A). Because end tabs 39 are directly supported by the last zig-zag row of cells of frame 12, there is no opportunity for an unsupported edge of the skirt to flap or otherwise extend into the flow path along the inflow edge of skirt 21. Thus, the design of the valve prosthesis not only ensures that there are no flaps to disrupt flow or serve as sites for thrombus formation, but also reduces the risk that hemodynamic flow against such flaps could cause frame 12 to migrate.

Referring to FIGS. 4A and 4B, assembly of valve body 14 from skirt 21 and leaflets 22 is described. In FIG. 4A, flap 34 first is folded along line d. Flap 35 is folded along line e so that it lies atop flap 34, forming seam 42 comprising a triple thickness of the tissue. Flap 36 then is folded along line f. Adjoining leaflets 22 then are fastened together along adjacent seams 42, resulting in a leaflet assembly.

Reinforcing tabs 38 are folded along lines g, h and i to form seams 43 comprising a double thickness of tissue. Next, the leaflet assembly is attached to skirt 21 along the bottom edges of bodies 33 of the leaflets to form joints 44. At this stage of the assembly, prior to attaching reinforcing tab 40 to 41 and the remaining seam 43 of leaflets 22, the valve body appears as depicted in FIG. 4B. Reinforcing tabs 40 and 41 then are fastened together to form another seam 43 along skirt 21 and the remaining seam 43 between leaflets 22. Valve body 14 then is ready to be affixed to frame 12.

Referring to FIG. 5, valve body 14 is shown as it would appear when affixed to frame 12, but with frame 12 omitted to better illustrate where the valve body is affixed to the frame. During the step of affixing the valve body to the frame, flaps 36 of adjacent leaflets are affixed, e.g., by sutures, to span a cell of the frame to support commissures 24 (compare to FIG. 1B) and end tabs 39 are folded over and affixed to the proximal-most row of cells of the frame 12 (compare to FIG. 1A). Valve body 14 also is attached to frame 12 along seams 43 formed by the reinforcing tabs. Each joint 44 is aligned with and fastened to (e.g., by sutures or glue) to a curved contour defined by the struts of the cells of frame 12, so that joint 44 is affixed to and supported by frame 12 over most of the length of the joint. As discussed above, the configuration of the cells in frame 12 may be specifically customized define a curved contour that supports joints 44 of the valve body.

When completely assembled to frame 12, valve body 14 is affixed to frame 12 along the edges of flaps 36 of the commissures, end tabs 39, leaflet seams 42, reinforcing tab seams 43 and joints 44. In this manner, forces imposed on leaflets 22, commissures 24 and joints 44 are efficiently and evenly distributed over the valve body and transferred to frame 12, thus reducing stress concentration and fatigue of the valve body components. Moreover, the use of multiple thicknesses of material along seams 42 and 43 is expected to provide a highly durable valve body which will last for many years once implanted in a patient.

In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, the center of coaptation of leaflets 22 is a distance L below the point at which the commissures are affixed to the frame, as shown in FIG. 5. Compared to previously-known designs, in the present invention the overall lengths of the coaptation edges are increased, while leaflets 22 coapt along a shorter portion of those lengths. Several advantages arise from this design:

    • the leaflets require only minimal pressure to open and have a rapid closing time.
    • the valve demonstrates better washing dynamics when open, i.e., less turbulence along the free edges of the leaflets.
    • the valve provides a more uniform distribution of stresses along the coaptation edges of leaflets 22.
    • the angle at which force is transmitted to the commissures is increased, thereby substantially reducing the horizontal forces applied to the commissures that tend to pull the commissures away from the frame.
    • controlling the center of the height of coaptation allows the commissures to be located proximal of the center of coaptation, thereby reducing the contracted delivery profile of the valve prosthesis.

All of the foregoing benefits are expected to reduce non-uniform loads applied to-the-valve body, and substantially enhance the durability of the valve prosthesis.

As will of course be apparent to one of skill in the art of prosthetic valve design, the assembly steps described above are merely illustrative, and a different order of assembling the leaflets and skirt to form valve body 14 may be employed. In an alternative embodiment, a conventional sewing ring may be attached to valve body 14 and frame 12 may be omitted. In this case, the valve prosthesis may be implanted surgically, rather than by percutaneous transluminal delivery. In this case, commissures 24 may be attached to the ascending aorta by sutures or other means as described above.

Referring now to FIG. 6, implantation of valve prosthesis 10 of the present invention is described. As discussed above, valve prosthesis preferably comprises a self-expanding multilevel frame that may be compressed to a contracted delivery configuration, as depicted in FIG. 3, onto an inner member of a delivery catheter. The valve prosthesis and inner member may then be loaded into a delivery sheath of conventional design, e.g., having a diameter of less than 20-24 French. Due in part to the fact that commissures 24 are longitudinally offset from the coaptation edges of the leaflets, and also due to the ability to customize the cell pattern along the length of the frame, it is expected that valve prosthesis may be designed to achieve a significantly smaller delivery profile than previously-known percutaneously-deliverable replacement valves.

The delivery catheter and valve prosthesis are then advanced in a retrograde manner through a cut-down to the femoral artery and into the patient's descending aorta. The-catheter-then is advanced, under fluoroscopic guidance, over the aortic arch, through the ascending aorta and mid-way across the defective aortic valve. Once positioning of the catheter is confirmed, the sheath of the delivery catheter may be withdrawn proximally, thereby permitting the valve prosthesis to self-expand.

As the valve prosthesis expands, it traps leaflets LN of the patient's defective aortic valve against the valve annulus, retaining the native valve in a permanently open state. As further illustrated in FIG. 6, outflow section 15 of the valve prosthesis expands against and aligns the prosthesis within the ascending aorta, while inflow section 16 becomes anchored in the aortic annulus of the left ventricle, so that skirt 21 reduces the risk of perivalvular leaks.

As also seen in FIG. 6, the deployed configuration of constriction region 17 holds valve body 14 in a superannular position, away from the heart walls, thereby ensuring that the constriction region expands to the predetermined fixed diameter. This in turn ensures that the valve body does not experience any unexpected lateral loads and therefore expands to its design diameter, e.g., illustratively either 22 or 24 mm as in Table 1 above.

Because outflow section 15 of frame 12 employs relatively larger cells than the remainder of the frame, valve prosthesis 10 does not disrupt blood flow into coronary arteries CA when deployed, and also does not obstruct subsequent catheter access to the coronary arteries. Accordingly, a clinician may readily gain access to the coronary arteries, for example, to perform angioplasty or stenting, simply by directing the angioplasty or stent delivery system guide wire through the openings in the cell pattern of frame 12.

While preferred embodiments of the invention are described above, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that various changes and modifications may be made. The appended claims are intended to cover all such changes and modifications that fall within the true spirit and scope of the invention.

Claims (21)

1. A valve prosthesis comprising:
a valve body comprising a plurality of leaflets affixed to a skirt, adjoining leaflets affixed together to form commissures; and
a frame supporting the valve body, the frame having an outflow diameter and a constriction diameter, wherein the constriction diameter is smaller than the outflow diameter,
wherein the commissures are affixed along a region of the frame between the outflow diameter and the constriction diameter that is sized to increase in diameter along the longitudinal axis in a direction towards an outflow end of the frame,
wherein each leaflet has a free edge that is suspended from the leaflet's respective commissures to define coaptation edges and a center of coaptation,
wherein the constriction diameter is substantially longitudinally aligned with the center of coaptation,
wherein the commissures are longitudinally offset from the center of coaptation, and
wherein the length of each free edge forms a substantially continuous curve extending downwardly between the respective commissures so that the free edges of the leaflets generally define the shape of catenaries to substantially uniformly distribute loads over the leaflets.
2. The valve prosthesis of claim 1, wherein the catenaries are configured to reduce horizontal loads applied to the commissures.
3. The valve prosthesis of claim 1, wherein each leaflet is individually formed and comprises an enlarged lateral end having a plurality of flaps that are folded over to increase the durability of the commissures.
4. The valve prosthesis of claim 1, wherein the skirt further comprises a plurality of longitudinally-oriented reinforcing tabs.
5. The valve prosthesis of claim 4, wherein the frame is self expanding, and wherein and the reinforcing tabs are affixed to the frame.
6. The valve prosthesis of claim 1, wherein the leaflets comprise porcine, bovine, equine or other mammalian pericardial tissue, synthetic material, or polymeric material.
7. The valve prosthesis of claim 1, wherein the frame is self expanding, and wherein the leaflets are affixed to the skirt at joints, and the joints are affixed to the frame to evenly distribute forces through the valve body to the frame.
8. The valve prosthesis of claim 7, wherein the frame further comprises a cell pattern that defines a contour configured to support the joints.
9. The valve prosthesis of claim 1, wherein the frame is self expanding, and wherein the frame has a contracted delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration.
10. The valve prosthesis of claim 9, wherein the frame comprises a cell pattern defined by unequal length zig-zags.
11. The valve prosthesis of claim 9, wherein the frame comprises a cell pattern and the commissures include flaps that span an entire area of at least one cell of the cell pattern.
12. The valve prosthesis of claim 9, wherein the skirt further comprises a plurality of end tabs adapted to be affixed to a proximal-most row of cells of the frame.
13. The valve prosthesis of claim 9, wherein the valve body is deployed superannularly of a patient's aortic annulus when the valve prosthesis is delivered within a patient's aortic valve and the frame is in the expanded deployed configuration.
14. The valve prosthesis of claim 9, wherein the frame is configured to hold a patient's native valve permanently open in the expanded deployed configuration.
15. The valve prosthesis of claim 9, wherein the frame is configured to permit access to a patient's coronary arteries in the expanded deployed configuration.
16. The valve prosthesis of claim 9, wherein the frame has proximal and distal ends and a plurality of cell patterns that vary in size between the proximal and distal ends.
17. The valve prosthesis of claim 9, wherein the frame has, in the expanded deployed configuration, an enlarged outflow section corresponding to the outflow diameter, a conical inflow section having an inflow diameter, and a constriction section corresponding to the constriction diameter between the outflow section and inflow section, and
wherein the constriction diameter is smaller than the outflow and inflow diameters.
18. The valve prosthesis of claim 17, wherein the conical section has a proximal end and the conical section flares outward towards the proximal end.
19. The valve prosthesis of claim 17, wherein the constriction section comprises a plurality of cell patterns configured to provide a pre-determined radius of curvature for a transition from the constricted section to the outflow section.
20. The valve prosthesis of claim 17, wherein the constriction diameter is a predetermined diameter.
21. The valve prosthesis of claim 1, wherein, when the valve is in the closed position, the length of each free edge forms a substantially continuous curve extending downwardly between the respective commissures so that the free edges of the leaflets generally define the shape of catenaries to substantially uniformly distribute loads over the leaflets.
US13072194 2005-05-13 2011-03-25 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use Active US8226710B2 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US11128826 US7914569B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2005-05-13 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US13072194 US8226710B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2011-03-25 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use

Applications Claiming Priority (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US13072194 US8226710B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2011-03-25 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US29399122 USD732666S1 (en) 2005-05-13 2011-08-09 Heart valve prosthesis
US13526951 US9060857B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2012-06-19 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use

Related Parent Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11128826 Continuation US7914569B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2005-05-13 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use

Related Child Applications (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US29399122 Continuation USD732666S1 (en) 2005-05-13 2011-08-09 Heart valve prosthesis
US13526951 Continuation US9060857B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2012-06-19 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20110172765A1 true US20110172765A1 (en) 2011-07-14
US8226710B2 true US8226710B2 (en) 2012-07-24

Family

ID=37420182

Family Applications (6)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11128826 Active 2026-02-19 US7914569B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2005-05-13 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US11433296 Active 2029-08-11 US9504564B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2006-05-12 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US13072194 Active US8226710B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2011-03-25 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US29399122 Active USD732666S1 (en) 2005-05-13 2011-08-09 Heart valve prosthesis
US13526951 Active 2025-06-23 US9060857B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2012-06-19 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US15295350 Pending US20170035563A1 (en) 2005-05-13 2016-10-17 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use

Family Applications Before (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11128826 Active 2026-02-19 US7914569B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2005-05-13 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US11433296 Active 2029-08-11 US9504564B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2006-05-12 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use

Family Applications After (3)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US29399122 Active USD732666S1 (en) 2005-05-13 2011-08-09 Heart valve prosthesis
US13526951 Active 2025-06-23 US9060857B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2012-06-19 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US15295350 Pending US20170035563A1 (en) 2005-05-13 2016-10-17 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use

Country Status (8)

Country Link
US (6) US7914569B2 (en)
JP (1) JP5681846B2 (en)
CA (1) CA2614431C (en)
DE (1) DE602006020442D1 (en)
DK (2) DK1893132T3 (en)
EP (2) EP2335649B1 (en)
ES (2) ES2536127T3 (en)
WO (1) WO2006124649A3 (en)

Cited By (43)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20110137410A1 (en) * 2009-12-08 2011-06-09 Hacohen Gil Foldable hinged prosthetic heart valve
US20110319989A1 (en) * 2010-05-05 2011-12-29 Neovasc, Inc. Transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis
US8328868B2 (en) 2004-11-05 2012-12-11 Sadra Medical, Inc. Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices
US8343213B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2013-01-01 Sadra Medical, Inc. Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof
US20130204359A1 (en) * 2010-03-26 2013-08-08 Thubrikar Aortic Valve, Inc. Valve component, frame component and prosthetic valve device including the same for implantation in a body lumen
US8579962B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2013-11-12 Sadra Medical, Inc. Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty
US8623076B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2014-01-07 Sadra Medical, Inc. Low profile heart valve and delivery system
US8668733B2 (en) 2004-06-16 2014-03-11 Sadra Medical, Inc. Everting heart valve
US8828078B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2014-09-09 Sadra Medical, Inc. Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements
US8852272B2 (en) * 2011-08-05 2014-10-07 Mitraltech Ltd. Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing
US8858620B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2014-10-14 Sadra Medical Inc. Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve
US8894703B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2014-11-25 Sadra Medical, Inc. Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant
US8940040B2 (en) 2011-12-06 2015-01-27 Aortic Innovations, Llc Device for endovascular aortic repair and method of using the same
US8992604B2 (en) 2010-07-21 2015-03-31 Mitraltech Ltd. Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing
US8998976B2 (en) 2011-07-12 2015-04-07 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Coupling system for medical devices
US9005273B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2015-04-14 Sadra Medical, Inc. Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves
US9017399B2 (en) 2010-07-21 2015-04-28 Mitraltech Ltd. Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing
US9308087B2 (en) 2011-04-28 2016-04-12 Neovasc Tiara Inc. Sequentially deployed transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis
USD755384S1 (en) 2014-03-05 2016-05-03 Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc Stent
US9333073B2 (en) 2009-04-15 2016-05-10 Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc Vascular implant and delivery method
US9339377B2 (en) 2008-09-29 2016-05-17 Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc Body cavity prosthesis
US9370421B2 (en) 2011-12-03 2016-06-21 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Medical device handle
US9393113B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2016-07-19 Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. Retrievable heart valve anchor and method
US9393110B2 (en) 2010-10-05 2016-07-19 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Prosthetic heart valve
US9415225B2 (en) 2005-04-25 2016-08-16 Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization
US9433514B2 (en) 2005-11-10 2016-09-06 Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc Method of securing a prosthesis
US9474598B2 (en) 2011-10-05 2016-10-25 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Profile reduction seal
US9480560B2 (en) 2009-09-29 2016-11-01 Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc Method of securing an intralumenal frame assembly
US9526609B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2016-12-27 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve
US9554897B2 (en) 2011-04-28 2017-01-31 Neovasc Tiara Inc. Methods and apparatus for engaging a valve prosthesis with tissue
US9572665B2 (en) 2013-04-04 2017-02-21 Neovasc Tiara Inc. Methods and apparatus for delivering a prosthetic valve to a beating heart
US9579193B2 (en) 2010-09-23 2017-02-28 Transmural Systems Llc Methods and systems for delivering prostheses using rail techniques
US9585749B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2017-03-07 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Replacement heart valve assembly
US9597183B2 (en) 2008-10-01 2017-03-21 Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc Delivery system for vascular implant
US9636221B2 (en) 2007-09-26 2017-05-02 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Collapsible prosthetic heart valves
US9675449B2 (en) 2008-07-15 2017-06-13 St. Jude Medical, Llc Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications
US9681951B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-06-20 Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc Prosthesis with outer skirt and anchors
US9681952B2 (en) 2013-01-24 2017-06-20 Mitraltech Ltd. Anchoring of prosthetic valve supports
US9717591B2 (en) 2009-12-04 2017-08-01 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve
US9730791B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-08-15 Edwards Lifesciences Cardiaq Llc Prosthesis for atraumatically grasping intralumenal tissue and methods of delivery
US9763657B2 (en) 2010-07-21 2017-09-19 Mitraltech Ltd. Techniques for percutaneous mitral valve replacement and sealing
US9788942B2 (en) 2015-02-03 2017-10-17 Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. Prosthetic heart valve having tubular seal
USD800908S1 (en) 2016-08-10 2017-10-24 Mitraltech Ltd. Prosthetic valve element

Families Citing this family (310)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7238197B2 (en) 2000-05-30 2007-07-03 Devax, Inc. Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations
US8728143B2 (en) 1996-06-06 2014-05-20 Biosensors International Group, Ltd. Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations
US7686846B2 (en) * 1996-06-06 2010-03-30 Devax, Inc. Bifurcation stent and method of positioning in a body lumen
US6254564B1 (en) * 1998-09-10 2001-07-03 Percardia, Inc. Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft
US7749245B2 (en) 2000-01-27 2010-07-06 Medtronic, Inc. Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices
US7201771B2 (en) 2001-12-27 2007-04-10 Arbor Surgical Technologies, Inc. Bioprosthetic heart valve
US8579966B2 (en) 1999-11-17 2013-11-12 Medtronic Corevalve Llc Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US7018406B2 (en) 1999-11-17 2006-03-28 Corevalve Sa Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US8016877B2 (en) 1999-11-17 2011-09-13 Medtronic Corevalve Llc Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US8241274B2 (en) 2000-01-19 2012-08-14 Medtronic, Inc. Method for guiding a medical device
USRE45130E1 (en) 2000-02-28 2014-09-09 Jenavalve Technology Gmbh Device for fastening and anchoring cardiac valve prostheses
DE10010073B4 (en) 2000-02-28 2005-12-22 Ferrari, Markus, Dr.med. Dr.disc.pol. Anchor for implantable heart valve prostheses
US8366769B2 (en) 2000-06-01 2013-02-05 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Low-profile, pivotable heart valve sewing ring
US8623077B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2014-01-07 Medtronic, Inc. Apparatus for replacing a cardiac valve
US8771302B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2014-07-08 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve
WO2002005888A1 (en) 2000-06-30 2002-01-24 Viacor Incorporated Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism
US7544206B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2009-06-09 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve
US6409758B2 (en) 2000-07-27 2002-06-25 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Heart valve holder for constricting the valve commissures and methods of use
US7097659B2 (en) 2001-09-07 2006-08-29 Medtronic, Inc. Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue
US6733525B2 (en) * 2001-03-23 2004-05-11 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use
US20050055082A1 (en) 2001-10-04 2005-03-10 Shmuel Ben Muvhar Flow reducing implant
FR2826863B1 (en) 2001-07-04 2003-09-26 Jacques Seguin An assembly for the introduction of a prosthetic valve into a body conduit
FR2828091B1 (en) 2001-07-31 2003-11-21 Seguin Jacques An assembly for the introduction of a prosthetic valve in a body conduit
FR2828263B1 (en) 2001-08-03 2007-05-11 Philipp Bonhoeffer The implantation device of an implant and method of implantation of the device
US8308797B2 (en) 2002-01-04 2012-11-13 Colibri Heart Valve, LLC Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same
US7959674B2 (en) 2002-07-16 2011-06-14 Medtronic, Inc. Suture locking assembly and method of use
ES2325249T3 (en) 2002-11-08 2009-08-31 Jean-Claude Laborde stent for bifurcation.
US8551162B2 (en) 2002-12-20 2013-10-08 Medtronic, Inc. Biologically implantable prosthesis
US8021421B2 (en) 2003-08-22 2011-09-20 Medtronic, Inc. Prosthesis heart valve fixturing device
US9579194B2 (en) 2003-10-06 2017-02-28 Medtronic ATS Medical, Inc. Anchoring structure with concave landing zone
US7556647B2 (en) 2003-10-08 2009-07-07 Arbor Surgical Technologies, Inc. Attachment device and methods of using the same
CA2930497A1 (en) 2003-11-19 2005-06-02 Neovasc Medical Ltd. Vascular implant
US7871435B2 (en) 2004-01-23 2011-01-18 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Anatomically approximate prosthetic mitral heart valve
US8109996B2 (en) 2004-03-03 2012-02-07 Sorin Biomedica Cardio, S.R.L. Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis
WO2005102015A3 (en) 2004-04-23 2007-04-19 3F Therapeutics Inc Implantable prosthetic valve
DE102005003632A1 (en) 2005-01-20 2006-08-17 Ferrari, Markus, Dr.med. Dr.disc.pol. Catheter for trans-vascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves
EP2319458B1 (en) 2005-02-10 2013-04-24 Sorin Group Italia S.r.l. Cardiac-valve prosthesis
US8574257B2 (en) 2005-02-10 2013-11-05 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation System, device, and method for providing access in a cardiovascular environment
US7513909B2 (en) 2005-04-08 2009-04-07 Arbor Surgical Technologies, Inc. Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use
US7914569B2 (en) 2005-05-13 2011-03-29 Medtronics Corevalve Llc Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US7708775B2 (en) 2005-05-24 2010-05-04 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Methods for rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves
EP2901967A1 (en) 2005-05-24 2015-08-05 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Rapid deployment prosthetic heart valve
WO2006130505A3 (en) 2005-05-27 2007-06-28 Arbor Surgical Technologies Gasket with collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for using them
US7776084B2 (en) 2005-07-13 2010-08-17 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Prosthetic mitral heart valve having a contoured sewing ring
EP1945142B1 (en) 2005-09-26 2013-12-25 Medtronic, Inc. Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves
DE102005051849B4 (en) 2005-10-28 2010-01-21 JenaValve Technology Inc., Wilmington A device for implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves
DE102005052628B4 (en) 2005-11-04 2014-06-05 Jenavalve Technology Inc. Self-expanding, flexible wire mesh with integrated valve prosthesis for the transvascular cardiac valve replacement and a system comprising such a device and a delivery catheter
US20070213813A1 (en) 2005-12-22 2007-09-13 Symetis Sa Stent-valves for valve replacement and associated methods and systems for surgery
CA2634891C (en) * 2005-12-23 2014-09-23 Vysera Biomedical Limited A medical device suitable for treating reflux from a stomach to an oesophagus
US7967857B2 (en) 2006-01-27 2011-06-28 Medtronic, Inc. Gasket with spring collar for prosthetic heart valves and methods for making and using them
US8075615B2 (en) 2006-03-28 2011-12-13 Medtronic, Inc. Prosthetic cardiac valve formed from pericardium material and methods of making same
US8551161B2 (en) * 2006-04-25 2013-10-08 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Cardiac valve annulus restraining device
US8652201B2 (en) * 2006-04-26 2014-02-18 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Apparatus and method for treating cardiovascular diseases
EP2018139B1 (en) * 2006-04-26 2017-03-01 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Apparatus and method for treating cardiovascular diseases
WO2007130881A3 (en) 2006-04-29 2008-01-31 Arbor Surgical Technologies Multiple component prosthetic heart valve assemblies and apparatus and methods for delivering them
US8021161B2 (en) 2006-05-01 2011-09-20 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Simulated heart valve root for training and testing
US7811316B2 (en) * 2006-05-25 2010-10-12 Deep Vein Medical, Inc. Device for regulating blood flow
DE602007007602D1 (en) * 2006-05-25 2010-08-19 Deep Vein Medical Inc An apparatus for blood flow regulation
US8092517B2 (en) * 2006-05-25 2012-01-10 Deep Vein Medical, Inc. Device for regulating blood flow
US8834564B2 (en) 2006-09-19 2014-09-16 Medtronic, Inc. Sinus-engaging valve fixation member
US8052750B2 (en) 2006-09-19 2011-11-08 Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching
EP2083901A4 (en) 2006-10-16 2010-10-27 Medtronic Ventor Technologies Transapical delivery system with ventriculo-arterial overflow bypass
US20090248143A1 (en) * 2006-10-24 2009-10-01 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Percutaneous aortic valve assembly
CA2671754C (en) 2006-12-06 2015-08-18 Medtronic Corevalve Llc System and method for transapical delivery of an annulus anchored self-expanding valve
US8236045B2 (en) * 2006-12-22 2012-08-07 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Implantable prosthetic valve assembly and method of making the same
US9381084B2 (en) * 2007-01-26 2016-07-05 Medtronic, Inc. Annuloplasty device for tricuspid valve repair
US8092522B2 (en) * 2007-02-15 2012-01-10 Cook Medical Technologies Llc Artificial valve prostheses with a free leaflet portion
EP2129332A1 (en) 2007-02-16 2009-12-09 Medtronic, Inc. Replacement prosthetic heart valves and methods of implantation
US9138315B2 (en) 2007-04-13 2015-09-22 Jenavalve Technology Gmbh Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency or stenosis
US7896915B2 (en) 2007-04-13 2011-03-01 Jenavalve Technology, Inc. Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency
EP3150171A1 (en) 2007-05-15 2017-04-05 JenaValve Technology, Inc. Handle for manipulating a catheter tip, catheter system and medical insertion system for inserting a self-expandalbe heart valve stent
FR2915087A1 (en) 2007-04-20 2008-10-24 Corevalve Inc Implant treatment of a heart valve, particularly a mitral valve implant inculant material and equipment for setting up of this implant.
US9101691B2 (en) 2007-06-11 2015-08-11 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Methods for pre-stressing and capping bioprosthetic tissue
EP2949292B8 (en) 2007-08-21 2016-06-15 Symetis Sa Replacement valve
DE202008018459U1 (en) 2007-09-13 2014-02-07 Lucian Lozonschi Heart valve stent
US9532868B2 (en) 2007-09-28 2017-01-03 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Collapsible-expandable prosthetic heart valves with structures for clamping native tissue
US8784481B2 (en) 2007-09-28 2014-07-22 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features
US7981151B2 (en) * 2007-10-15 2011-07-19 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Transcatheter heart valve with micro-anchors
US20090105813A1 (en) * 2007-10-17 2009-04-23 Sean Chambers Implantable valve device
US8597349B2 (en) 2007-11-05 2013-12-03 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with non-expanding stent posts and retrieval features
US8715337B2 (en) * 2007-11-09 2014-05-06 Cook Medical Technologies Llc Aortic valve stent graft
US8357387B2 (en) 2007-12-21 2013-01-22 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Capping bioprosthetic tissue to reduce calcification
US20090171456A1 (en) * 2007-12-28 2009-07-02 Kveen Graig L Percutaneous heart valve, system, and method
WO2009094501A1 (en) 2008-01-24 2009-07-30 Medtronic, Inc. Markers for prosthetic heart valves
US9393115B2 (en) 2008-01-24 2016-07-19 Medtronic, Inc. Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves
CA2714062A1 (en) 2008-01-24 2009-07-30 Medtronic, Inc. Stents for prosthetic heart valves
US8157853B2 (en) 2008-01-24 2012-04-17 Medtronic, Inc. Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves
EP2254513B1 (en) 2008-01-24 2015-10-28 Medtronic, Inc. Stents for prosthetic heart valves
US9149358B2 (en) 2008-01-24 2015-10-06 Medtronic, Inc. Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valves
US9168130B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2015-10-27 Jenavalve Technology Gmbh Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient
US8398704B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2013-03-19 Jenavalve Technology, Inc. Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient
US8317858B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2012-11-27 Jenavalve Technology, Inc. Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient
US8465540B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2013-06-18 Jenavalve Technology, Inc. Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis
CA2787245A1 (en) * 2008-02-26 2009-09-03 Jenavalve Technology Inc. Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient
US9044318B2 (en) 2008-02-26 2015-06-02 Jenavalve Technology Gmbh Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis
US20090264989A1 (en) 2008-02-28 2009-10-22 Philipp Bonhoeffer Prosthetic heart valve systems
WO2009111241A3 (en) 2008-02-29 2010-02-18 The Florida International University Board Of Trustees Catheter deliverable artificial multi-leaflet heart valve prosthesis and intravascular delivery system for a catheter deliverable heart valve prosthesis
US8313525B2 (en) 2008-03-18 2012-11-20 Medtronic Ventor Technologies, Ltd. Valve suturing and implantation procedures
US8696689B2 (en) 2008-03-18 2014-04-15 Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd. Medical suturing device and method for use thereof
US8430927B2 (en) 2008-04-08 2013-04-30 Medtronic, Inc. Multiple orifice implantable heart valve and methods of implantation
US8696743B2 (en) 2008-04-23 2014-04-15 Medtronic, Inc. Tissue attachment devices and methods for prosthetic heart valves
US8312825B2 (en) 2008-04-23 2012-11-20 Medtronic, Inc. Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve
US8840661B2 (en) 2008-05-16 2014-09-23 Sorin Group Italia S.R.L. Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis
US8029557B2 (en) * 2008-06-20 2011-10-04 Vysera Biomedical Limited Esophageal valve
US20100114327A1 (en) * 2008-06-20 2010-05-06 Vysera Biomedical Limited Valve
US8998981B2 (en) 2008-09-15 2015-04-07 Medtronic, Inc. Prosthetic heart valve having identifiers for aiding in radiographic positioning
US8721714B2 (en) 2008-09-17 2014-05-13 Medtronic Corevalve Llc Delivery system for deployment of medical devices
US8137398B2 (en) * 2008-10-13 2012-03-20 Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd Prosthetic valve having tapered tip when compressed for delivery
US8986361B2 (en) 2008-10-17 2015-03-24 Medtronic Corevalve, Inc. Delivery system for deployment of medical devices
US8591567B2 (en) 2008-11-25 2013-11-26 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Apparatus and method for in situ expansion of prosthetic device
US8308798B2 (en) 2008-12-19 2012-11-13 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Quick-connect prosthetic heart valve and methods
US8764813B2 (en) 2008-12-23 2014-07-01 Cook Medical Technologies Llc Gradually self-expanding stent
US8834563B2 (en) 2008-12-23 2014-09-16 Sorin Group Italia S.R.L. Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages
GB0905444D0 (en) * 2009-03-30 2009-05-13 Ucl Business Plc Heart valve prosthesis
US20100249908A1 (en) 2009-03-31 2010-09-30 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Prosthetic heart valve system with positioning markers
US20100256723A1 (en) * 2009-04-03 2010-10-07 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Prosthetic Valve With Device for Restricting Expansion
US7967138B2 (en) 2009-04-06 2011-06-28 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Packaging systems for percutaneously deliverable bioprosthetic valves
EP2246011B1 (en) 2009-04-27 2014-09-03 Sorin Group Italia S.r.l. Prosthetic vascular conduit
US8468667B2 (en) 2009-05-15 2013-06-25 Jenavalve Technology, Inc. Device for compressing a stent
US8348998B2 (en) 2009-06-26 2013-01-08 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Unitary quick connect prosthetic heart valve and deployment system and methods
WO2011000354A3 (en) 2009-06-29 2011-03-03 Be Innovative Gmbh Percutaneously implantable flap stent, device for applying the same and method for producing the flap stent
FR2947716B1 (en) * 2009-07-10 2011-09-02 Cormove Implant prosthetic improves
WO2011025945A1 (en) 2009-08-27 2011-03-03 Medtronic Inc. Transcatheter valve delivery systems and methods
JP5685256B2 (en) 2009-09-21 2015-03-18 メドトロニック,インコーポレイテッド Stented transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method
US8808369B2 (en) 2009-10-05 2014-08-19 Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
US8449625B2 (en) 2009-10-27 2013-05-28 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Methods of measuring heart valve annuluses for valve replacement
RU140821U1 (en) * 2009-11-02 2014-05-20 Симетис Са Aortic bioprosthesis and systems for their delivery to the site of implantation
US8690749B1 (en) 2009-11-02 2014-04-08 Anthony Nunez Wireless compressible heart pump
WO2011072084A3 (en) 2009-12-08 2011-10-20 Avalon Medical Ltd. Device and system for transcatheter mitral valve replacement
US8992410B2 (en) 2010-11-03 2015-03-31 Vysera Biomedical Limited Urological device
CA2784128A1 (en) 2009-12-18 2011-06-23 Vysera Biomedical Limited A urological device
CN102113921A (en) * 2009-12-30 2011-07-06 微创医疗器械(上海)有限公司 Intervention-type heart valve
US9504562B2 (en) * 2010-01-12 2016-11-29 Valve Medical Ltd. Self-assembling modular percutaneous valve and methods of folding, assembly and delivery
US20110208293A1 (en) 2010-02-23 2011-08-25 Medtronic, Inc. Catheter-Based Heart Valve Therapy System with Sizing Balloon
US9226826B2 (en) 2010-02-24 2016-01-05 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter valve structure and methods for valve delivery
US9522062B2 (en) 2010-02-24 2016-12-20 Medtronic Ventor Technologies, Ltd. Mitral prosthesis and methods for implantation
WO2011109450A3 (en) 2010-03-01 2012-01-05 Colibri Heart Valve Llc Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods associated therewith
US20110224785A1 (en) * 2010-03-10 2011-09-15 Hacohen Gil Prosthetic mitral valve with tissue anchors
CA2794121C (en) 2010-03-23 2016-10-11 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Methods of conditioning sheet bioprosthetic tissue
US9480557B2 (en) * 2010-03-25 2016-11-01 Medtronic, Inc. Stents for prosthetic heart valves
US9320597B2 (en) * 2010-03-30 2016-04-26 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with recapturing feature and method
US8652204B2 (en) 2010-04-01 2014-02-18 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods
US8491650B2 (en) 2010-04-08 2013-07-23 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with stretchable stability tube
US8998980B2 (en) 2010-04-09 2015-04-07 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with recapturing feature and method
US8926692B2 (en) 2010-04-09 2015-01-06 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with partial deployment and release features and methods
US8512400B2 (en) 2010-04-09 2013-08-20 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter heart valve delivery system with reduced area moment of inertia
US8512401B2 (en) 2010-04-12 2013-08-20 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with funnel recapturing feature and method
US8579963B2 (en) 2010-04-13 2013-11-12 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with stability tube and method
WO2011130579A1 (en) * 2010-04-14 2011-10-20 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Intraluminal scaffold and method of making and using same
US8465541B2 (en) 2010-04-19 2013-06-18 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with expandable stability tube
WO2011133787A1 (en) * 2010-04-21 2011-10-27 Medtronic Inc. Prosthetic valve with sealing members and methods of use thereof
US8740976B2 (en) 2010-04-21 2014-06-03 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with flush report
US8623075B2 (en) 2010-04-21 2014-01-07 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method with controlled expansion of prosthetic heart valve
US8876892B2 (en) 2010-04-21 2014-11-04 Medtronic, Inc. Prosthetic heart valve delivery system with spacing
US8568474B2 (en) 2010-04-26 2013-10-29 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve post-dilatation remodeling devices and methods
EP2563278A1 (en) 2010-04-27 2013-03-06 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with biased release features
EP2563277A1 (en) 2010-04-27 2013-03-06 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with passive trigger release
WO2011143238A3 (en) 2010-05-10 2012-03-29 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Prosthetic heart valve
US9554901B2 (en) 2010-05-12 2017-01-31 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Low gradient prosthetic heart valve
US20110288626A1 (en) 2010-05-20 2011-11-24 Helmut Straubinger Catheter system for introducing an expandable heart valve stent into the body of a patient, insertion system with a catheter system and medical device for treatment of a heart valve defect
EP2387972B1 (en) 2010-05-21 2013-12-25 Sorin Group Italia S.r.l. A support device for valve prostheses and corresponding kit
CN103002833B (en) * 2010-05-25 2016-05-11 耶拿阀门科技公司 Artificial heart valve and includes an artificial heart valve and the stent delivery catheter endoprosthesis
JP5654263B2 (en) * 2010-05-27 2015-01-14 HOYA Technosurgical株式会社 Spacer
US9561102B2 (en) * 2010-06-02 2017-02-07 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter delivery system and method with controlled expansion and contraction of prosthetic heart valve
US9795476B2 (en) 2010-06-17 2017-10-24 St. Jude Medical, Llc Collapsible heart valve with angled frame
EP2582326B1 (en) * 2010-06-21 2016-05-18 Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ LLC Replacement heart valve
EP2585157A4 (en) 2010-06-28 2017-02-08 Colibri Heart Valve Llc Method and apparatus for the endoluminal delivery of intravascular devices
KR20120004677A (en) * 2010-07-07 2012-01-13 (주) 태웅메디칼 Using two kinds of tissue heart valve prostheses and manufacturing methods
US8657872B2 (en) 2010-07-19 2014-02-25 Jacques Seguin Cardiac valve repair system and methods of use
US9039759B2 (en) 2010-08-24 2015-05-26 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Repositioning of prosthetic heart valve and deployment
WO2012026965A3 (en) 2010-08-24 2012-04-19 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Staged deployment devices and methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery systems
EP2611388A2 (en) 2010-09-01 2013-07-10 Medtronic Vascular Galway Limited Prosthetic valve support structure
US9370418B2 (en) 2010-09-10 2016-06-21 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Rapidly deployable surgical heart valves
CA2808673A1 (en) * 2010-09-10 2012-03-15 Symetis Sa Valve replacement devices, delivery device for a valve replacement device and method of production of a valve replacement device
US9125741B2 (en) 2010-09-10 2015-09-08 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Systems and methods for ensuring safe and rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves
CA2810467A1 (en) 2010-09-24 2012-03-24 Symetis Sa Stent-valve, delivery apparatus and delivery method
US8641757B2 (en) 2010-09-10 2014-02-04 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Systems for rapidly deploying surgical heart valves
WO2012036741A3 (en) 2010-09-17 2012-05-03 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Staged deployment devices and methods for transcatheter heart valve delivery
USD660967S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-05-29 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Surgical stent
USD652927S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-01-24 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Surgical stent
USD653341S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-01-31 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Surgical stent
USD684692S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2013-06-18 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Forked ends
USD652926S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-01-24 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Forked end
USD648854S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2011-11-15 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Commissure points
USD653343S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-01-31 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Surgical cuff
EP2618781A2 (en) * 2010-09-20 2013-07-31 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Valve leaflet attachment in collapsible prosthetic valves
USD660433S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-05-22 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Surgical stent assembly
USD660432S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-05-22 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Commissure point
USD654170S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-02-14 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Stent connections
USD653342S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-01-31 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Stent connections
USD654169S1 (en) 2010-09-20 2012-02-14 St. Jude Medical Inc. Forked ends
EP3001978A1 (en) 2010-09-23 2016-04-06 CardiAQ Valve Technologies, Inc. Replacement heart valves, delivery devices and methods
US8845720B2 (en) 2010-09-27 2014-09-30 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Prosthetic heart valve frame with flexible commissures
US8568475B2 (en) * 2010-10-05 2013-10-29 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Spiraled commissure attachment for prosthetic valve
US20120116496A1 (en) * 2010-11-05 2012-05-10 Chuter Timothy A Stent structures for use with valve replacements
US9737400B2 (en) 2010-12-14 2017-08-22 Colibri Heart Valve Llc Percutaneously deliverable heart valve including folded membrane cusps with integral leaflets
CN102048603B (en) * 2011-01-28 2014-08-20 中国人民解放军第101医院 Valve aortal stent planted above opening of percutaneous coronary
US8932343B2 (en) 2011-02-01 2015-01-13 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Blunt ended stent for prosthetic heart valve
US9717593B2 (en) * 2011-02-01 2017-08-01 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Leaflet suturing to commissure points for prosthetic heart valve
EP2486894A1 (en) 2011-02-14 2012-08-15 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.r.l. Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses
EP2486893B1 (en) 2011-02-14 2017-07-05 Sorin Group Italia S.r.l. Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses
US8603162B2 (en) * 2011-07-06 2013-12-10 Waseda University Stentless artificial mitral valve
US8795357B2 (en) * 2011-07-15 2014-08-05 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Perivalvular sealing for transcatheter heart valve
WO2013013032A3 (en) * 2011-07-20 2013-08-01 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Heart valve replacement
WO2013013021A3 (en) * 2011-07-20 2013-08-15 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Prosthetic heart valve
WO2013019756A3 (en) * 2011-07-29 2014-05-08 Carnegie Mellon University Artificial valved conduits for cardiac reconstructive procedures and methods for their production
US9480559B2 (en) 2011-08-11 2016-11-01 Tendyne Holdings, Inc. Prosthetic valves and related inventions
US20130178929A1 (en) * 2011-09-09 2013-07-11 National Cerebral And Cardiovascular Center Valved stent, base material for forming valved stent, and method for producing valved stent
JP6005168B2 (en) 2011-10-21 2016-10-12 イエナバルブ テクノロジー インク Insertion system and heart valve defects therapeutic medical device comprising expandable heart valve stent introducer catheter system into a patient's body, the catheter system
US9480558B2 (en) 2011-12-05 2016-11-01 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter valve having reduced seam exposure
US9078747B2 (en) 2011-12-21 2015-07-14 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Anchoring device for replacing or repairing a heart valve
EP2842517A1 (en) * 2011-12-29 2015-03-04 Sorin Group Italia S.r.l. A kit for implanting prosthetic vascular conduits
US20130274873A1 (en) * 2012-03-22 2013-10-17 Symetis Sa Transcatheter Stent-Valves and Methods, Systems and Devices for Addressing Para-Valve Leakage
US9066800B2 (en) * 2012-03-28 2015-06-30 Medtronic, Inc. Dual valve prosthesis for transcatheter valve implantation
US20130268065A1 (en) 2012-04-05 2013-10-10 Medtronic Vascular Galway Limited Valve Introducers With Adjustable Deployment Mechanism and Implantation Depth Gauge
DK2836164T3 (en) * 2012-04-12 2017-08-07 Sanford Health And debranching mounted double-kombinationsstentgrafter and methods of using
US9301839B2 (en) 2012-04-17 2016-04-05 Medtronic CV Luxembourg S.a.r.l. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with release features
US9011515B2 (en) * 2012-04-19 2015-04-21 Caisson Interventional, LLC Heart valve assembly systems and methods
US9427315B2 (en) 2012-04-19 2016-08-30 Caisson Interventional, LLC Valve replacement systems and methods
US9192738B2 (en) 2012-04-25 2015-11-24 Medtronic Vascular Galway Devices and methods for crimping medical devices
RU2609461C2 (en) * 2012-05-15 2017-02-01 Вэлв Медикал Лтд. System and method for assembly of folded valve introduced through skin
US9345573B2 (en) * 2012-05-30 2016-05-24 Neovasc Tiara Inc. Methods and apparatus for loading a prosthesis onto a delivery system
DE102012010798A1 (en) * 2012-06-01 2013-12-05 Universität Duisburg-Essen An implantable device for improving or remedying a heart valve insufficiency
US9554902B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2017-01-31 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Leaflet in configuration for function in various shapes and sizes
US9289292B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-03-22 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Valve cuff support
US20140005776A1 (en) 2012-06-29 2014-01-02 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Leaflet attachment for function in various shapes and sizes
US9241791B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-01-26 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Valve assembly for crimp profile
US9615920B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2017-04-11 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Divisions, Inc. Commissure attachment feature for prosthetic heart valve
US9271856B2 (en) 2012-07-25 2016-03-01 Medtronic Vascular Galway Delivery catheter with distal moving capsule for transapical prosthetic heart valve delivery
US20140031923A1 (en) 2012-07-25 2014-01-30 Medtronic Vascular Galway Limited Trans-Aortic Surgical Syringe-Type Device for Deployment of a Prosthetic Valve
WO2014021905A1 (en) 2012-07-30 2014-02-06 Tendyne Holdings, Inc. Improved delivery systems and methods for transcatheter prosthetic valves
EP2967853A1 (en) 2013-03-12 2016-01-20 Medtronic Inc. Heart valve prosthesis
US9717595B2 (en) 2012-09-05 2017-08-01 Medtronic Vascular Galway Trans-aortic delivery system with containment capsule centering device
CN102949253B (en) * 2012-10-16 2015-12-30 北京迈迪顶峰医疗科技有限公司 A stent-valve delivery means and
US9056002B2 (en) 2012-10-18 2015-06-16 Medtronic, Inc. Stent-graft and method for percutaneous access and closure of vessels
US9226823B2 (en) 2012-10-23 2016-01-05 Medtronic, Inc. Valve prosthesis
US9144663B2 (en) 2012-10-24 2015-09-29 Medtronic, Inc. Methods and devices for repairing and/or preventing paravalvular leakage post-implantation of a valve prosthesis
US9192751B2 (en) 2012-10-26 2015-11-24 Medtronic, Inc. Elastic introducer sheath
US9675456B2 (en) 2012-11-02 2017-06-13 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter valve prosthesis delivery system with recapturing feature and method
US9144493B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2015-09-29 Medtronic Vascular Galway Limited Valve prosthesis deployment assembly and method
US9072602B2 (en) 2012-11-14 2015-07-07 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter valve prosthesis having a variable shaped cross-section for preventing paravalvular leakage
US9433521B2 (en) 2012-11-27 2016-09-06 Medtronic, Inc. Distal tip for a delivery catheter
CN103006352B (en) * 2012-12-24 2015-05-13 杭州启明医疗器械有限公司 Prosthesis valve and prosthesis valve device
US9132007B2 (en) 2013-01-10 2015-09-15 Medtronic CV Luxembourg S.a.r.l. Anti-paravalvular leakage components for a transcatheter valve prosthesis
US20140200660A1 (en) * 2013-01-14 2014-07-17 Medtronic CV Luxembourg S.a.r.l. Valve Prosthesis Frames
US9655719B2 (en) 2013-01-29 2017-05-23 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Surgical heart valve flexible stent frame stiffener
US9186238B2 (en) 2013-01-29 2015-11-17 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Aortic great vessel protection
US9314163B2 (en) 2013-01-29 2016-04-19 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Tissue sensing device for sutureless valve selection
EP3125827A2 (en) 2014-04-01 2017-02-08 Medtronic CV Luxembourg S.à.r.l. Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis
US9675451B2 (en) 2013-02-01 2017-06-13 Medtronic CV Luxembourg S.a.r.l. Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis
US9456897B2 (en) 2013-02-21 2016-10-04 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter valve prosthesis and a concurrently delivered sealing component
CN104000672B (en) * 2013-02-25 2016-06-15 上海微创心通医疗科技有限公司 Heart valve prosthesis
US9480563B2 (en) 2013-03-08 2016-11-01 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Valve holder with leaflet protection
US8986375B2 (en) 2013-03-12 2015-03-24 Medtronic, Inc. Anti-paravalvular leakage component for a transcatheter valve prosthesis
US9339274B2 (en) 2013-03-12 2016-05-17 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Paravalvular leak occlusion device for self-expanding heart valves
US9333077B2 (en) 2013-03-12 2016-05-10 Medtronic Vascular Galway Limited Devices and methods for preparing a transcatheter heart valve system
US9398951B2 (en) 2013-03-12 2016-07-26 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Self-actuating sealing portions for paravalvular leak protection
US9636222B2 (en) * 2013-03-12 2017-05-02 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Paravalvular leak protection
US9131982B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2015-09-15 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Mediguide-enabled renal denervation system for ensuring wall contact and mapping lesion locations
US9326856B2 (en) * 2013-03-14 2016-05-03 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Cuff configurations for prosthetic heart valve
CN103190968B (en) * 2013-03-18 2015-06-17 杭州启明医疗器械有限公司 Bracket and stably-mounted artificial valve displacement device with same
US9486306B2 (en) 2013-04-02 2016-11-08 Tendyne Holdings, Inc. Inflatable annular sealing device for prosthetic mitral valve
US9629718B2 (en) 2013-05-03 2017-04-25 Medtronic, Inc. Valve delivery tool
US20140331475A1 (en) 2013-05-13 2014-11-13 Medtronic Vascular Galway Devices and methods for crimping a medical device
US9610159B2 (en) 2013-05-30 2017-04-04 Tendyne Holdings, Inc. Structural members for prosthetic mitral valves
US9788943B2 (en) 2013-06-11 2017-10-17 Medtronic, Inc. Delivery system with inline sheath
US9468527B2 (en) 2013-06-12 2016-10-18 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Cardiac implant with integrated suture fasteners
CN105658178A (en) 2013-06-25 2016-06-08 坦迪尼控股股份有限公司 Thrombus management and structural compliance features for prosthetic heart valves
US9668856B2 (en) * 2013-06-26 2017-06-06 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Puckering seal for reduced paravalvular leakage
US20150018940A1 (en) 2013-07-10 2015-01-15 Medtronic, Inc. Helical coil mitral valve annuloplasty systems and methods
WO2015013666A8 (en) 2013-07-26 2015-03-19 Cardiaq Valve Technologies, Inc. Systems and methods for sealing openings in an anatomical wall
EP3035890A1 (en) * 2013-08-22 2016-06-29 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Stent with alternative cell shapes
USD730520S1 (en) 2013-09-04 2015-05-26 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Stent with commissure attachments
USD730521S1 (en) 2013-09-04 2015-05-26 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Stent with commissure attachments
EP3043745A1 (en) * 2013-09-12 2016-07-20 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Stent designs for prosthetic heart valves
CN103462728A (en) * 2013-09-13 2013-12-25 徐州亚太科技有限公司 Artificial aortic valve support implanted through guide tube and conveying system thereof
US9615922B2 (en) 2013-09-30 2017-04-11 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Method and apparatus for preparing a contoured biological tissue
US9050188B2 (en) 2013-10-23 2015-06-09 Caisson Interventional, LLC Methods and systems for heart valve therapy
US20150119974A1 (en) 2013-10-24 2015-04-30 Medtronic, Inc. Modular valve prosthesis with anchor stent and valve component
US9526611B2 (en) 2013-10-29 2016-12-27 Tendyne Holdings, Inc. Apparatus and methods for delivery of transcatheter prosthetic valves
US9700409B2 (en) 2013-11-06 2017-07-11 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Reduced profile prosthetic heart valve
EP2870946A1 (en) 2013-11-06 2015-05-13 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Paravalvular leak sealing mechanism
US9549818B2 (en) 2013-11-12 2017-01-24 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Pneumatically power-assisted tavi delivery system
US20150142104A1 (en) * 2013-11-19 2015-05-21 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Sealing structures for paravalvular leak protection
EP3082655A1 (en) 2013-12-19 2016-10-26 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Leaflet-cuff attachments for prosthetic heart valve
WO2015123607A3 (en) * 2014-02-13 2016-02-25 Valvexchange, Inc. Temporary sub-valvular check valve
CA2941121A1 (en) 2014-03-11 2015-09-17 Epygon Cardiac stent-valve and delivery device for such a valve
EP2921140A1 (en) 2014-03-18 2015-09-23 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Percutaneous valve anchoring for a prosthetic aortic valve
EP3119352A1 (en) * 2014-03-21 2017-01-25 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Leaflet abrasion mitigation
US9549816B2 (en) 2014-04-03 2017-01-24 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Method for manufacturing high durability heart valve
US9585752B2 (en) 2014-04-30 2017-03-07 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Holder and deployment system for surgical heart valves
US9668858B2 (en) 2014-05-16 2017-06-06 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Transcatheter valve with paravalvular leak sealing ring
WO2015175863A1 (en) 2014-05-16 2015-11-19 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Stent assembly for use in prosthetic heart valves
CA2914094A1 (en) 2014-06-20 2015-12-20 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Surgical heart valves identifiable post-implant
WO2016028585A1 (en) 2014-08-18 2016-02-25 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Sensors for prosthetic heart devices
WO2016028581A1 (en) * 2014-08-18 2016-02-25 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Prosthetic heart devices having diagnostic capabilities
US9750605B2 (en) 2014-10-23 2017-09-05 Caisson Interventional, LLC Systems and methods for heart valve therapy
US9750607B2 (en) 2014-10-23 2017-09-05 Caisson Interventional, LLC Systems and methods for heart valve therapy
DE102014223522A1 (en) * 2014-11-18 2016-05-19 Hans-Hinrich Sievers Biological heart valve prosthesis
US20160220359A1 (en) * 2015-02-03 2016-08-04 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Prosthetic heart valve having notched leaflet
US20160220241A1 (en) 2015-02-04 2016-08-04 Medtronic Vascular Galway Suture collar for use with an introducer during direct aortic procedures
US20160302921A1 (en) 2015-04-15 2016-10-20 Medtronic, Inc. Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method
US9629720B2 (en) 2015-05-04 2017-04-25 Jacques Seguin Apparatus and methods for treating cardiac valve regurgitation
WO2016201024A1 (en) * 2015-06-12 2016-12-15 St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. Heart valve repair and replacement
US20170014229A1 (en) * 2015-07-14 2017-01-19 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Prosthetic heart valve
US20170056215A1 (en) 2015-09-01 2017-03-02 Medtronic, Inc. Stent assemblies including passages to provide blood flow to coronary arteries and methods of delivering and deploying such stent assemblies
US20170056164A1 (en) 2015-09-02 2017-03-02 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Transcatheter valve prostheses having a sealing component formed from tissue having an altered extracellular matrix
US20170112620A1 (en) 2015-10-22 2017-04-27 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Systems and methods of sealing a deployed valve component
CN105342725A (en) * 2015-11-27 2016-02-24 金仕生物科技(常熟)有限公司 Artificial biological heart valve stent and artificial biological heart valve
US20170273784A1 (en) 2016-03-24 2017-09-28 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Stented prosthetic heart valve having wrap and methods of delivery and deployment

Citations (535)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6168616A (en)
US3334629A (en) 1964-11-09 1967-08-08 Bertram D Cohn Occlusive device for inferior vena cava
US3409013A (en) 1965-08-23 1968-11-05 Berry Henry Instrument for inserting artificial heart valves
US3540431A (en) 1968-04-04 1970-11-17 Kazi Mobin Uddin Collapsible filter for fluid flowing in closed passageway
US3587115A (en) 1966-05-04 1971-06-28 Donald P Shiley Prosthetic sutureless heart valves and implant tools therefor
US3628535A (en) 1969-11-12 1971-12-21 Nibot Corp Surgical instrument for implanting a prosthetic heart valve or the like
US3642004A (en) 1970-01-05 1972-02-15 Life Support Equipment Corp Urethral valve
US3657744A (en) 1970-05-08 1972-04-25 Univ Minnesota Method for fixing prosthetic implants in a living body
US3671979A (en) 1969-09-23 1972-06-27 Univ Utah Catheter mounted artificial heart valve for implanting in close proximity to a defective natural heart valve
US3714671A (en) 1970-11-30 1973-02-06 Cutter Lab Tissue-type heart valve with a graft support ring or stent
US3755823A (en) 1971-04-23 1973-09-04 Hancock Laboratories Inc Flexible stent for heart valve
US3795246A (en) 1973-01-26 1974-03-05 Bard Inc C R Venocclusion device
US3839741A (en) 1972-11-17 1974-10-08 J Haller Heart valve and retaining means therefor
US3868956A (en) 1972-06-05 1975-03-04 Ralph J Alfidi Vessel implantable appliance and method of implanting it
US3874388A (en) 1973-02-12 1975-04-01 Ochsner Med Found Alton Shunt defect closure system
US4035849A (en) 1975-11-17 1977-07-19 William W. Angell Heart valve stent and process for preparing a stented heart valve prosthesis
US4056854A (en) 1976-09-28 1977-11-08 The United States Of America As Represented By The Department Of Health, Education And Welfare Aortic heart valve catheter
US4106129A (en) 1976-01-09 1978-08-15 American Hospital Supply Corporation Supported bioprosthetic heart valve with compliant orifice ring
US4222126A (en) 1978-12-14 1980-09-16 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Department Of Health, Education & Welfare Unitized three leaflet heart valve
US4233690A (en) 1978-05-19 1980-11-18 Carbomedics, Inc. Prosthetic device couplings
US4265694A (en) 1978-12-14 1981-05-05 The United States Of America As Represented By The Department Of Health, Education And Welfare Method of making unitized three leaflet heart valve
US4291420A (en) 1973-11-09 1981-09-29 Medac Gesellschaft Fur Klinische Spezialpraparate Mbh Artificial heart valve
US4297749A (en) 1977-04-25 1981-11-03 Albany International Corp. Heart valve prosthesis
US4339831A (en) 1981-03-27 1982-07-20 Medtronic, Inc. Dynamic annulus heart valve and reconstruction ring
US4340977A (en) * 1980-09-19 1982-07-27 Brownlee Richard T Catenary mitral valve replacement
US4343048A (en) 1979-08-06 1982-08-10 Ross Donald N Stent for a cardiac valve
US4345340A (en) 1981-05-07 1982-08-24 Vascor, Inc. Stent for mitral/tricuspid heart valve
US4425908A (en) 1981-10-22 1984-01-17 Beth Israel Hospital Blood clot filter
US4470157A (en) 1981-04-27 1984-09-11 Love Jack W Tricuspid prosthetic tissue heart valve
US4501030A (en) 1981-08-17 1985-02-26 American Hospital Supply Corporation Method of leaflet attachment for prosthetic heart valves
US4506394A (en) 1983-01-13 1985-03-26 Molrose Management, Ltd. Cardiac valve prosthesis holder
US4574803A (en) 1979-01-19 1986-03-11 Karl Storz Tissue cutter
US4580568A (en) 1984-10-01 1986-04-08 Cook, Incorporated Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof
US4592340A (en) 1984-05-02 1986-06-03 Boyles Paul W Artificial catheter means
US4610688A (en) 1983-04-04 1986-09-09 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis
US4612011A (en) 1983-07-22 1986-09-16 Hans Kautzky Central occluder semi-biological heart valve
US4647283A (en) 1982-03-23 1987-03-03 American Hospital Supply Corporation Implantable biological tissue and process for preparation thereof
US4655771A (en) 1982-04-30 1987-04-07 Shepherd Patents S.A. Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body
US4662885A (en) 1985-09-03 1987-05-05 Becton, Dickinson And Company Percutaneously deliverable intravascular filter prosthesis
US4665906A (en) 1983-10-14 1987-05-19 Raychem Corporation Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements
US4681908A (en) 1983-11-09 1987-07-21 Dow Corning Corporation Hard organopolysiloxane release coating
US4710192A (en) 1985-12-30 1987-12-01 Liotta Domingo S Diaphragm and method for occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta
US4733665A (en) 1985-11-07 1988-03-29 Expandable Grafts Partnership Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft
US4777951A (en) 1986-09-19 1988-10-18 Mansfield Scientific, Inc. Procedure and catheter instrument for treating patients for aortic stenosis
US4787899A (en) 1983-12-09 1988-11-29 Lazarus Harrison M Intraluminal graft device, system and method
US4787901A (en) 1984-07-17 1988-11-29 Doguhan Baykut Two-way acting valve and cardiac valve prosthesis
US4796629A (en) 1987-06-03 1989-01-10 Joseph Grayzel Stiffened dilation balloon catheter device
US4819751A (en) 1987-10-16 1989-04-11 Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. Valvuloplasty catheter and method
US4834755A (en) 1983-04-04 1989-05-30 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis
US4856516A (en) 1989-01-09 1989-08-15 Cordis Corporation Endovascular stent apparatus and method
US4872874A (en) 1987-05-29 1989-10-10 Taheri Syde A Method and apparatus for transarterial aortic graft insertion and implantation
US4878906A (en) 1986-03-25 1989-11-07 Servetus Partnership Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel
US4878495A (en) 1987-05-15 1989-11-07 Joseph Grayzel Valvuloplasty device with satellite expansion means
US4883458A (en) 1987-02-24 1989-11-28 Surgical Systems & Instruments, Inc. Atherectomy system and method of using the same
US4909252A (en) 1988-05-26 1990-03-20 The Regents Of The Univ. Of California Perfusion balloon catheter
US4913141A (en) 1988-10-25 1990-04-03 Cordis Corporation Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel
US4917102A (en) 1988-09-14 1990-04-17 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Guidewire assembly with steerable adjustable tip
US4922905A (en) 1985-11-30 1990-05-08 Strecker Ernst P Dilatation catheter
US4966604A (en) 1989-01-23 1990-10-30 Interventional Technologies Inc. Expandable atherectomy cutter with flexibly bowed blades
US4979939A (en) 1984-05-14 1990-12-25 Surgical Systems & Instruments, Inc. Atherectomy system with a guide wire
US4986830A (en) 1989-09-22 1991-01-22 Schneider (U.S.A.) Inc. Valvuloplasty catheter with balloon which remains stable during inflation
US4994077A (en) 1989-04-21 1991-02-19 Dobben Richard L Artificial heart valve for implantation in a blood vessel
US5002559A (en) 1989-11-30 1991-03-26 Numed PTCA catheter
US5007896A (en) 1988-12-19 1991-04-16 Surgical Systems & Instruments, Inc. Rotary-catheter for atherectomy
US5026366A (en) 1984-03-01 1991-06-25 Cardiovascular Laser Systems, Inc. Angioplasty catheter and method of use thereof
US5032128A (en) 1988-07-07 1991-07-16 Medtronic, Inc. Heart valve prosthesis
US5037434A (en) 1990-04-11 1991-08-06 Carbomedics, Inc. Bioprosthetic heart valve with elastic commissures
US5047041A (en) 1989-08-22 1991-09-10 Samuels Peter B Surgical apparatus for the excision of vein valves in situ
US5059177A (en) 1990-04-19 1991-10-22 Cordis Corporation Triple lumen balloon catheter
US5061273A (en) 1989-06-01 1991-10-29 Yock Paul G Angioplasty apparatus facilitating rapid exchanges
US5085635A (en) 1990-05-18 1992-02-04 Cragg Andrew H Valved-tip angiographic catheter
US5089015A (en) 1989-11-28 1992-02-18 Promedica International Method for implanting unstented xenografts and allografts
US5152771A (en) 1990-12-31 1992-10-06 The Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University Valve cutter for arterial by-pass surgery
US5161547A (en) 1990-11-28 1992-11-10 Numed, Inc. Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent
US5163953A (en) 1992-02-10 1992-11-17 Vince Dennis J Toroidal artificial heart valve stent
US5167628A (en) 1991-05-02 1992-12-01 Boyles Paul W Aortic balloon catheter assembly for indirect infusion of the coronary arteries
US5217483A (en) 1990-11-28 1993-06-08 Numed, Inc. Intravascular radially expandable stent
US5232445A (en) 1984-11-23 1993-08-03 Tassilo Bonzel Dilatation catheter
US5272909A (en) 1991-04-25 1993-12-28 Baxter International Inc. Method and device for testing venous valves
US5295958A (en) 1991-04-04 1994-03-22 Shturman Cardiology Systems, Inc. Method and apparatus for in vivo heart valve decalcification
US5332402A (en) 1992-05-12 1994-07-26 Teitelbaum George P Percutaneously-inserted cardiac valve
US5350398A (en) 1991-05-13 1994-09-27 Dusan Pavcnik Self-expanding filter for percutaneous insertion
US5370685A (en) 1991-07-16 1994-12-06 Stanford Surgical Technologies, Inc. Endovascular aortic valve replacement
US5389106A (en) 1993-10-29 1995-02-14 Numed, Inc. Impermeable expandable intravascular stent
US5397351A (en) 1991-05-13 1995-03-14 Pavcnik; Dusan Prosthetic valve for percutaneous insertion
US5411552A (en) 1990-05-18 1995-05-02 Andersen; Henning R. Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis
US5415633A (en) 1993-07-28 1995-05-16 Active Control Experts, Inc. Remotely steered catheterization device
US5431676A (en) 1993-03-05 1995-07-11 Innerdyne Medical, Inc. Trocar system having expandable port
US5433723A (en) 1991-10-11 1995-07-18 Angiomed Ag Apparatus for widening a stenosis
US5443500A (en) 1989-01-26 1995-08-22 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Intravascular stent
US5449384A (en) 1992-09-28 1995-09-12 Medtronic, Inc. Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets
US5480424A (en) 1993-11-01 1996-01-02 Cox; James L. Heart valve replacement using flexible tubes
US5489294A (en) 1994-02-01 1996-02-06 Medtronic, Inc. Steroid eluting stitch-in chronic cardiac lead
US5489297A (en) 1992-01-27 1996-02-06 Duran; Carlos M. G. Bioprosthetic heart valve with absorbable stent
US5496346A (en) 1987-01-06 1996-03-05 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method
US5500014A (en) 1989-05-31 1996-03-19 Baxter International Inc. Biological valvular prothesis
US5507767A (en) 1992-01-15 1996-04-16 Cook Incorporated Spiral stent
US5545211A (en) 1993-09-27 1996-08-13 Sooho Medi-Tech Co., Ltd. Stent for expanding a lumen
US5545209A (en) 1993-09-30 1996-08-13 Texas Petrodet, Inc. Controlled deployment of a medical device
US5554185A (en) 1994-07-18 1996-09-10 Block; Peter C. Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same
US5575818A (en) 1995-02-14 1996-11-19 Corvita Corporation Endovascular stent with locking ring
US5580922A (en) 1995-06-06 1996-12-03 Weyerhaeuser Company Cellulose products treated with isocyanate compositions
US5591195A (en) 1995-10-30 1997-01-07 Taheri; Syde Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel
US5609626A (en) 1989-05-31 1997-03-11 Baxter International Inc. Stent devices and support/restrictor assemblies for use in conjunction with prosthetic vascular grafts
US5645559A (en) 1992-05-08 1997-07-08 Schneider (Usa) Inc Multiple layer stent
US5665115A (en) 1992-02-21 1997-09-09 Boston Scientific Technology, Inc. Intraluminal stent
US5667523A (en) 1995-04-28 1997-09-16 Impra, Inc. Dual supported intraluminal graft
US5674277A (en) 1994-12-23 1997-10-07 Willy Rusch Ag Stent for placement in a body tube
US5693083A (en) 1983-12-09 1997-12-02 Endovascular Technologies, Inc. Thoracic graft and delivery catheter
US5695498A (en) 1996-02-28 1997-12-09 Numed, Inc. Stent implantation system
US5702368A (en) 1991-07-16 1997-12-30 Heartport, Inc. System for cardiac procedures
US5713953A (en) 1991-05-24 1998-02-03 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.P.A. Cardiac valve prosthesis particularly for replacement of the aortic valve
US5716417A (en) 1995-06-07 1998-02-10 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve
US5746709A (en) 1996-04-25 1998-05-05 Medtronic, Inc. Intravascular pump and bypass assembly and method for using the same
US5749921A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-05-12 Medtronic, Inc. Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses
US5749890A (en) 1996-12-03 1998-05-12 Shaknovich; Alexander Method and system for stent placement in ostial lesions
US5766151A (en) 1991-07-16 1998-06-16 Heartport, Inc. Endovascular system for arresting the heart
US5776142A (en) 1996-12-19 1998-07-07 Medtronic, Inc. Controllable stent delivery system and method
US5782809A (en) 1994-06-20 1998-07-21 Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha Vascular catheter
US5800455A (en) 1993-04-19 1998-09-01 Target Therapeutics, Inc. Detachable embolic coil assembly
US5800508A (en) 1994-02-09 1998-09-01 Boston Scientific Technology, Inc. Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis
US5817126A (en) 1997-03-17 1998-10-06 Surface Genesis, Inc. Compound stent
US5824053A (en) 1997-03-18 1998-10-20 Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. Helical mesh endoprosthesis and methods of use
US5824043A (en) 1994-03-09 1998-10-20 Cordis Corporation Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure
US5824041A (en) 1994-06-08 1998-10-20 Medtronic, Inc. Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses
US5824056A (en) 1994-05-16 1998-10-20 Medtronic, Inc. Implantable medical device formed from a refractory metal having a thin coating disposed thereon
US5824064A (en) 1995-05-05 1998-10-20 Taheri; Syde A. Technique for aortic valve replacement with simultaneous aortic arch graft insertion and apparatus therefor
US5840081A (en) 1990-05-18 1998-11-24 Andersen; Henning Rud System and method for implanting cardiac valves
US5843158A (en) 1996-01-05 1998-12-01 Medtronic, Inc. Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use
US5851232A (en) 1997-03-15 1998-12-22 Lois; William A. Venous stent
US5855597A (en) 1997-05-07 1999-01-05 Iowa-India Investments Co. Limited Stent valve and stent graft for percutaneous surgery
US5855601A (en) 1996-06-21 1999-01-05 The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same
US5861028A (en) 1996-09-09 1999-01-19 Shelhigh Inc Natural tissue heart valve and stent prosthesis and method for making the same
US5860966A (en) 1997-04-16 1999-01-19 Numed, Inc. Method of securing a stent on a balloon catheter
US5868783A (en) 1997-04-16 1999-02-09 Numed, Inc. Intravascular stent with limited axial shrinkage
US5888201A (en) 1996-02-08 1999-03-30 Schneider (Usa) Inc Titanium alloy self-expanding stent
US5891191A (en) 1996-04-30 1999-04-06 Schneider (Usa) Inc Cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy stent and stent-graft
US5906619A (en) 1997-07-24 1999-05-25 Medtronic, Inc. Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses
US5907893A (en) 1996-01-30 1999-06-01 Medtronic, Inc. Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents
US5913842A (en) 1991-07-16 1999-06-22 Heartport, Inc. Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest
US5925063A (en) 1997-09-26 1999-07-20 Khosravi; Farhad Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use
US5944750A (en) 1997-06-30 1999-08-31 Eva Corporation Method and apparatus for the surgical repair of aneurysms
US5944738A (en) 1998-02-06 1999-08-31 Aga Medical Corporation Percutaneous catheter directed constricting occlusion device
US5954766A (en) 1997-09-16 1999-09-21 Zadno-Azizi; Gholam-Reza Body fluid flow control device
US5957949A (en) 1997-05-01 1999-09-28 World Medical Manufacturing Corp. Percutaneous placement valve stent
US5968068A (en) 1996-09-12 1999-10-19 Baxter International Inc. Endovascular delivery system
US5984957A (en) 1997-08-12 1999-11-16 Schneider (Usa) Inc Radially expanded prostheses with axial diameter control
US6022370A (en) 1996-10-01 2000-02-08 Numed, Inc. Expandable stent
US6027525A (en) 1996-05-23 2000-02-22 Samsung Electronics., Ltd. Flexible self-expandable stent and method for making the same
US6029671A (en) 1991-07-16 2000-02-29 Heartport, Inc. System and methods for performing endovascular procedures
US6042607A (en) 1996-02-23 2000-03-28 Cardiovascular Technologies Llc Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner
US6042589A (en) 1998-03-17 2000-03-28 Medicorp, S.A. Reversible-action endoprosthesis delivery device
US6042598A (en) 1997-05-08 2000-03-28 Embol-X Inc. Method of protecting a patient from embolization during cardiac surgery
US6051014A (en) 1998-10-13 2000-04-18 Embol-X, Inc. Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use
US6059809A (en) 1998-02-16 2000-05-09 Medicorp, S.A. Protective angioplasty device
US6110201A (en) 1999-02-18 2000-08-29 Venpro Bifurcated biological pulmonary valved conduit
US6146366A (en) 1998-11-03 2000-11-14 Ras Holding Corp Device for the treatment of macular degeneration and other eye disorders
US6159239A (en) 1998-08-14 2000-12-12 Prodesco, Inc. Woven stent/graft structure
US6162208A (en) 1997-09-11 2000-12-19 Genzyme Corporation Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same
US6162245A (en) 1997-05-07 2000-12-19 Iowa-India Investments Company Limited Stent valve and stent graft
US6168616B1 (en) 1997-06-02 2001-01-02 Global Vascular Concepts Manually expandable stent
US6168618B1 (en) 1998-01-27 2001-01-02 Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. Electrolytic stent delivery system and methods of use
US6171335B1 (en) 1997-01-24 2001-01-09 Aortech Europe Limited Heart valve prosthesis
US6200336B1 (en) 1998-06-02 2001-03-13 Cook Incorporated Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device
US6203550B1 (en) 1998-09-30 2001-03-20 Medtronic, Inc. Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses
US6210408B1 (en) 1999-02-24 2001-04-03 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Guide wire system for RF recanalization of vascular blockages
US6218662B1 (en) 1998-04-23 2001-04-17 Western Atlas International, Inc. Downhole carbon dioxide gas analyzer
US6221006B1 (en) 1998-02-10 2001-04-24 Artemis Medical Inc. Entrapping apparatus and method for use
US20010001314A1 (en) 1997-06-13 2001-05-17 Arthrocare Corporation Electrosurgical systems and methods for recanalization of occluded body lumens
US20010002445A1 (en) 1997-12-29 2001-05-31 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system
US6241757B1 (en) 1997-02-04 2001-06-05 Solco Surgical Instrument Co., Ltd. Stent for expanding body's lumen
US6245102B1 (en) 1997-05-07 2001-06-12 Iowa-India Investments Company Ltd. Stent, stent graft and stent valve
US6248116B1 (en) 1997-12-16 2001-06-19 B. Braun Celsa Medical treatment of a diseased anatomical duct
US6258120B1 (en) 1997-12-23 2001-07-10 Embol-X, Inc. Implantable cerebral protection device and methods of use
US6258114B1 (en) 1997-03-07 2001-07-10 Micro Therapeutics, Inc. Hoop stent
US6258115B1 (en) 1997-04-23 2001-07-10 Artemis Medical, Inc. Bifurcated stent and distal protection system
US20010007956A1 (en) 1996-12-31 2001-07-12 Brice Letac Valve prosthesis for implantation in body channels
US20010011189A1 (en) 1999-06-08 2001-08-02 Drasler William J. In situ venous valve device and method of formation
US6277555B1 (en) 1998-06-24 2001-08-21 The International Heart Institute Of Montana Foundation Compliant dehydrated tissue for implantation and process of making the same
US20010021872A1 (en) 1999-12-31 2001-09-13 Bailey Steven R. Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof
US20010025196A1 (en) 1996-09-06 2001-09-27 Chinn Joseph Andrew Prosthetic heart valve with surface modification
US6299637B1 (en) 1999-08-20 2001-10-09 Samuel M. Shaolian Transluminally implantable venous valve
US20010032013A1 (en) 1999-11-19 2001-10-18 Denes Marton Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same
US6309417B1 (en) 1999-05-12 2001-10-30 Paul A. Spence Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof
US6309382B1 (en) 1995-03-30 2001-10-30 Michi E. Garrison Method and apparatus for minimizing the risk of air embolism when performing a procedure in a patient's thoracic cavity
US20010037142A1 (en) 2000-03-14 2001-11-01 Cook Incorporated Endovascular stent graft
US20010039450A1 (en) 1999-06-02 2001-11-08 Dusan Pavcnik Implantable vascular device
US20010041928A1 (en) 2000-05-04 2001-11-15 Oregon Health Services University Endovascular stent graft
US20010044647A1 (en) 1995-11-07 2001-11-22 Leonard Pinchuk Modular endoluminal stent-grafts
US20010047150A1 (en) 2000-02-02 2001-11-29 Chobotov Michael V. Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device
US20010049555A1 (en) 2000-05-03 2001-12-06 Shlomo Gabbay Biomechanical heart valve prosthesis and method for making same
US20010049550A1 (en) 1995-12-14 2001-12-06 Gerald Ray Martin Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft
US20020010508A1 (en) 1997-11-25 2002-01-24 Chobotov Michael V. Layered endovascular graft
US6348063B1 (en) 1999-03-11 2002-02-19 Mindguard Ltd. Implantable stroke treating device
US6350277B1 (en) 1999-01-15 2002-02-26 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Stents with temporary retaining bands
US6352708B1 (en) 1999-10-14 2002-03-05 The International Heart Institute Of Montana Foundation Solution and method for treating autologous tissue for implant operation
US20020029014A1 (en) 1997-09-18 2002-03-07 Iowa-India Investments Company, Limited Delivery mechanism for balloons, drugs, stents and other physical/mechanical agents and method of use
US20020032481A1 (en) 2000-09-12 2002-03-14 Shlomo Gabbay Heart valve prosthesis and sutureless implantation of a heart valve prosthesis
US20020035396A1 (en) 1992-03-31 2002-03-21 Boston Scientific Corporation, A Delaware Corporation Tubular medical endoprostheses
US20020042650A1 (en) 1998-01-14 2002-04-11 Advanced Stent Technologies, Inc. Extendible stent apparatus
US20020042651A1 (en) 2000-06-30 2002-04-11 Liddicoat John R. Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve
US6371979B1 (en) 1993-01-27 2002-04-16 Intratherapeutics, Inc. Stent delivery system
US6371983B1 (en) 1999-10-04 2002-04-16 Ernest Lane Bioprosthetic heart valve
US6371970B1 (en) 1999-07-30 2002-04-16 Incept Llc Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta
US6380457B1 (en) 1992-12-30 2002-04-30 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Apparatus for deploying body implantable stents
US6379383B1 (en) 1999-11-19 2002-04-30 Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd. Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof
US20020052651A1 (en) 2000-01-27 2002-05-02 Keith Myers Prosthetic heart valve
US20020065545A1 (en) 1995-10-30 2002-05-30 Leonhardt Howard J. Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel
US6398807B1 (en) 2000-01-31 2002-06-04 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacture therefor
US20020072789A1 (en) 2000-12-12 2002-06-13 Hackett Steven S. Soc lubricant filler port
US6409750B1 (en) 1999-02-01 2002-06-25 Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same
US20020099439A1 (en) 2000-09-29 2002-07-25 Schwartz Robert S. Venous valvuloplasty device and method
US6425916B1 (en) 1999-02-10 2002-07-30 Michi E. Garrison Methods and devices for implanting cardiac valves
US20020103533A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2002-08-01 Langberg Jonathan J. Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty and cardiac reinforcement
US20020107565A1 (en) 2000-12-01 2002-08-08 E. Skott Greenhalgh Endovascular valve
US6440164B1 (en) 1999-10-21 2002-08-27 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Implantable prosthetic valve
US20020120277A1 (en) 2001-02-12 2002-08-29 Hauschild Sidney F. Foreign body retrieval device and method
US20020133183A1 (en) 2000-09-29 2002-09-19 Lentz David Christian Coated medical devices
US6454799B1 (en) 2000-04-06 2002-09-24 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use
US20020138138A1 (en) 2001-03-23 2002-09-26 Jibin Yang Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use
US6461382B1 (en) 2000-09-22 2002-10-08 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Flexible heart valve having moveable commissures
US6468303B1 (en) 2000-03-27 2002-10-22 Aga Medical Corporation Retrievable self expanding shunt
US20020161392A1 (en) 1998-04-27 2002-10-31 Dubrul William R. Particle-removing medical device and method
US20020161394A1 (en) 1997-09-26 2002-10-31 Macoviak John A. Aortic filter catheter
US6475239B1 (en) 1998-10-13 2002-11-05 Sulzer Carbomedics Inc. Method for making polymer heart valves with leaflets having uncut free edges
US6482228B1 (en) 2000-11-14 2002-11-19 Troy R. Norred Percutaneous aortic valve replacement
US6488704B1 (en) 2001-05-07 2002-12-03 Biomed Solutions, Llc Implantable particle measuring apparatus
US20020188341A1 (en) 2001-05-10 2002-12-12 Elliott Christopher J. Stent with detachable tethers and method of using same
US20020193871A1 (en) 2001-04-30 2002-12-19 Universitatsklinikum Freiburg Vascular implant
US20030004560A1 (en) 2001-04-11 2003-01-02 Trivascular, Inc. Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft
US6503272B2 (en) 2001-03-21 2003-01-07 Cordis Corporation Stent-based venous valves
US6503274B1 (en) 1999-04-16 2003-01-07 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Method of implanting a flexible annuloplasty system
US20030023303A1 (en) 1999-11-19 2003-01-30 Palmaz Julio C. Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture
US20030028247A1 (en) 2001-01-29 2003-02-06 Cali Douglas S. Method of cutting material for use in implantable medical device
US6517548B2 (en) 1996-08-23 2003-02-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Stent delivery system
US20030036791A1 (en) 2001-08-03 2003-02-20 Bonhoeffer Philipp Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit
US20030040771A1 (en) 1999-02-01 2003-02-27 Hideki Hyodoh Methods for creating woven devices
US6527800B1 (en) 2000-06-26 2003-03-04 Rex Medical, L.P. Vascular device and method for valve leaflet apposition
US20030050684A1 (en) 2001-09-10 2003-03-13 Abrams Robert M. Internal restraint for delivery of self-expanding stents
US20030050694A1 (en) 2001-09-13 2003-03-13 Jibin Yang Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves
US20030055495A1 (en) 2001-03-23 2003-03-20 Pease Matthew L. Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of manufacture
US20030065386A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-04-03 Weadock Kevin Shaun Radially expandable endoprosthesis device with two-stage deployment
US20030069636A1 (en) 1999-06-30 2003-04-10 Solem Jan Otto Method for treatment of mitral insufficiency
US20030069492A1 (en) 1990-12-18 2003-04-10 Abrams Robert M. Superelastic guiding member
USRE38091E1 (en) 1992-05-20 2003-04-22 Boston Scientific Corporation Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient
US6562069B2 (en) 2001-09-19 2003-05-13 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Polymer leaflet designs for medical devices
US6562058B2 (en) 2001-03-02 2003-05-13 Jacques Seguin Intravascular filter system
US6569196B1 (en) 1997-12-29 2003-05-27 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation System for minimally invasive insertion of a bioprosthetic heart valve
US20030114913A1 (en) 2001-10-11 2003-06-19 Benjamin Spenser Implantable prosthetic valve
US6582460B1 (en) 2000-11-20 2003-06-24 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. System and method for accurately deploying a stent
US6585766B1 (en) 1997-03-27 2003-07-01 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Cloth-covered stents for tissue heart valves
US6585758B1 (en) 1999-11-16 2003-07-01 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent
US20030130729A1 (en) 2002-01-04 2003-07-10 David Paniagua Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same
US20030130726A1 (en) 1999-09-10 2003-07-10 Thorpe Patricia E. Combination valve and stent for treating vascular reflux
US6592546B1 (en) 1996-05-14 2003-07-15 Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Aortic occluder with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery
US20030135257A1 (en) 2002-01-14 2003-07-17 Taheri Syde A. Exclusion of ascending/descending aorta and/or aortic arch aneurysm
US20030139804A1 (en) 1995-11-27 2003-07-24 Schneider (Europe) Ag, A/K/A Schneider (Europe) Gmbh Conical stent
US20030149478A1 (en) 2000-02-28 2003-08-07 Hans-Reiner Figulla Device for fastening and anchoring cardiac valve prostheses
US20030149476A1 (en) 2000-02-28 2003-08-07 Christoph Damm Anchoring system for implantable heart valve prostheses
US6605112B1 (en) 1996-12-18 2003-08-12 Venpro Corporation Device for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system
US6613077B2 (en) 2001-03-27 2003-09-02 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Stent with controlled expansion
US6622604B1 (en) 2000-01-31 2003-09-23 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Process for manufacturing a braided bifurcated stent
US20030181850A1 (en) 2001-10-04 2003-09-25 Diamond Scott A. Manifold system for a medical device
US20030191519A1 (en) 1995-03-10 2003-10-09 Sylvie Lombardi Covered stent with encapsulated ends
US6635068B1 (en) 1998-02-10 2003-10-21 Artemis Medical, Inc. Occlusion, anchoring, tensioning and flow direction apparatus and methods for use
US6635079B2 (en) 1998-08-21 2003-10-21 John Duncan Unsworth Shape memory tubular stent
US20030199971A1 (en) 2002-04-23 2003-10-23 Numed, Inc. Biological replacement valve assembly
US20030199963A1 (en) 2002-04-23 2003-10-23 Numed, Inc. System for implanting a replacement valve
US20030199975A1 (en) 2000-05-22 2003-10-23 Shlomo Gabbay Low invasive implantable cardiac prosthesis and method for helping improve operation of a heart valve
US20030212410A1 (en) 2002-05-08 2003-11-13 Stenzel Eric B. Method and device for providing full protection to a stent
US20030212454A1 (en) 2002-05-08 2003-11-13 Scott Michael J. Compressed tissue for heart valve leaflets
US6652571B1 (en) 2000-01-31 2003-11-25 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Braided, branched, implantable device and processes for manufacture thereof
US6656213B2 (en) 2000-06-22 2003-12-02 Jan Otto Solem Stent delivery system
US20030225445A1 (en) 2002-05-14 2003-12-04 Derus Patricia M. Surgical stent delivery devices and methods
US6663663B2 (en) 2001-05-14 2003-12-16 M.I. Tech Co., Ltd. Stent
US20030233140A1 (en) 2002-05-29 2003-12-18 William A. Cook Australia Pty Ltd Trigger wire system
US6666881B1 (en) 1993-03-11 2003-12-23 Medinol Ltd. Method of heating a nitinol stent
US6669724B2 (en) 2001-06-05 2003-12-30 M.I. Tech Co. Ltd. Medical stent
US6673109B2 (en) 1993-11-01 2004-01-06 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Replacement atrioventricular heart valve
US6673089B1 (en) 1999-03-11 2004-01-06 Mindguard Ltd. Implantable stroke treating device
US6676698B2 (en) 2000-06-26 2004-01-13 Rex Medicol, L.P. Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall
US6682558B2 (en) 2001-05-10 2004-01-27 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Delivery system for a stentless valve bioprosthesis
US20040019374A1 (en) 2002-05-10 2004-01-29 Hikmat Hojeibane Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant
US6689144B2 (en) 2002-02-08 2004-02-10 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Rapid exchange catheter and methods for delivery of vaso-occlusive devices
US6689164B1 (en) 1999-10-12 2004-02-10 Jacques Seguin Annuloplasty device for use in minimally invasive procedure
US6692513B2 (en) 2000-06-30 2004-02-17 Viacor, Inc. Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism
US20040034411A1 (en) 2002-08-16 2004-02-19 Quijano Rodolfo C. Percutaneously delivered heart valve and delivery means thereof
US6695878B2 (en) 2000-06-26 2004-02-24 Rex Medical, L.P. Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition
US6702851B1 (en) 1996-09-06 2004-03-09 Joseph A. Chinn Prosthetic heart valve with surface modification
US20040049224A1 (en) 2000-11-07 2004-03-11 Buehlmann Eric L. Target tissue localization assembly and method
US20040049262A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2004-03-11 Obermiller Joseph F. Stent valves and uses of same
US20040049266A1 (en) 2002-09-11 2004-03-11 Anduiza James Peter Percutaneously deliverable heart valve
US20040082904A1 (en) 2002-10-23 2004-04-29 Eric Houde Rotary manifold syringe
US6730377B2 (en) 2002-01-23 2004-05-04 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Balloons made from liquid crystal polymer blends
US20040093005A1 (en) 2002-09-30 2004-05-13 Durcan Jonathan P. Protective sleeve assembly for a balloon catheter
US20040093075A1 (en) 2000-12-15 2004-05-13 Titus Kuehne Stent with valve and method of use thereof
US20040092858A1 (en) 2002-08-28 2004-05-13 Heart Leaflet Technologies, Inc. Leaflet valve
US20040093060A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2004-05-13 Jacques Seguin Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US20040097788A1 (en) 2002-05-30 2004-05-20 Mourlas Nicholas J. Apparatus and methods for coronary sinus access
US20040117004A1 (en) 2002-05-16 2004-06-17 Osborne Thomas A. Stent and method of forming a stent with integral barbs
US20040116951A1 (en) 2002-11-13 2004-06-17 Rosengart Todd K. Apparatus and method for cutting a heart valve
US6752828B2 (en) 2002-04-03 2004-06-22 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Artificial valve
US20040122514A1 (en) 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Fogarty Thomas J. Biologically implantable prosthesis and methods of using the same
US20040122468A1 (en) 2002-11-29 2004-06-24 Mindguard Ltd. Braided intraluminal device for stroke prevention
US6758855B2 (en) 1998-08-19 2004-07-06 Artemis Medical, Inc. Target tissue localization device
US20040153146A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2004-08-05 Randall Lashinski Methods and apparatus for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure
US6776791B1 (en) 1998-04-01 2004-08-17 Endovascular Technologies, Inc. Stent and method and device for packing of same
US20040167620A1 (en) 2000-07-06 2004-08-26 Medtentia Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods
US20040167573A1 (en) 1996-02-23 2004-08-26 Cardviovascular Technologies, L.L.C. Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners
US6786925B1 (en) 1998-04-20 2004-09-07 St. Jude Medical Inc. Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners
US6790229B1 (en) 1999-05-25 2004-09-14 Eric Berreklouw Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue
US20040186563A1 (en) 2003-03-18 2004-09-23 Lobbi Mario M. Minimally-invasive heart valve with cusp positioners
US20040186514A1 (en) 2001-05-18 2004-09-23 Swain Christopher Paul Flexible device for transfixing and joining tissue
US6797002B2 (en) 2000-02-02 2004-09-28 Paul A. Spence Heart valve repair apparatus and methods
US20040210307A1 (en) 2003-04-18 2004-10-21 Alexander Khairkhahan Percutaneous transcatheter heart valve replacement
US20040210304A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2004-10-21 Corevalve, S.A. Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US20040210240A1 (en) 2003-04-21 2004-10-21 Sean Saint Method and repair device for treating mitral valve insufficiency
US20040215339A1 (en) 2002-10-24 2004-10-28 Drasler William J. Venous valve apparatus and method
US20040215333A1 (en) 2002-04-16 2004-10-28 Carlos Duran Sigmoid valve and method for its percutaneous implantation
US20040225354A1 (en) 2003-04-30 2004-11-11 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Percutaneously delivered temporary valve Assembly
US20040225353A1 (en) 2003-05-05 2004-11-11 Rex Medical Percutaneous aortic valve
US6821297B2 (en) 2000-02-02 2004-11-23 Robert V. Snyders Artificial heart valve, implantation instrument and method therefor
US6830584B1 (en) 1999-11-17 2004-12-14 Jacques Seguin Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route
US6830585B1 (en) 2003-01-14 2004-12-14 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Percutaneously deliverable heart valve and methods of implantation
US20040254636A1 (en) 2003-05-28 2004-12-16 Flagle Jacob A. Prosthetic valve with vessel engaging member
US20040260394A1 (en) 2003-06-20 2004-12-23 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Cardiac valve annulus compressor system
US20040260389A1 (en) 2003-04-24 2004-12-23 Cook Incorporated Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics
US20040267357A1 (en) 2003-04-30 2004-12-30 Allen Jeffrey W. Cardiac valve modification method and device
US20050010285A1 (en) 1999-01-27 2005-01-13 Lambrecht Gregory H. Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices
US20050010287A1 (en) 2000-09-20 2005-01-13 Ample Medical, Inc. Devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve leaflet
US20050015112A1 (en) 2000-01-27 2005-01-20 Cohn William E. Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices
US6846325B2 (en) 2000-09-07 2005-01-25 Viacor, Inc. Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue
US20050027348A1 (en) 2003-07-31 2005-02-03 Case Brian C. Prosthetic valve devices and methods of making such devices
US20050033398A1 (en) 2001-07-31 2005-02-10 Jacques Seguin Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct
US20050043790A1 (en) 2001-07-04 2005-02-24 Jacques Seguin Kit enabling a prosthetic valve to be placed in a body enabling a prosthetic valve to be put into place in a duct in the body
US20050049692A1 (en) 2003-09-02 2005-03-03 Numamoto Michael J. Medical device for reduction of pressure effects of cardiac tricuspid valve regurgitation
US20050049696A1 (en) 1999-02-06 2005-03-03 Thorsten Siess Device for intravascular cardiac valve surgery
US6866669B2 (en) 2001-10-12 2005-03-15 Cordis Corporation Locking handle deployment mechanism for medical device and method
US6866650B2 (en) 1991-07-16 2005-03-15 Heartport, Inc. System for cardiac procedures
US20050060030A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2005-03-17 Lashinski Randall T. Remotely activated mitral annuloplasty system and methods
US20050060029A1 (en) 2003-07-29 2005-03-17 Trong-Phi Le Implantable device as organ valve replacement
US20050075719A1 (en) 2003-10-06 2005-04-07 Bjarne Bergheim Minimally invasive valve replacement system
US20050075727A1 (en) 2001-10-29 2005-04-07 Wheatley David John Mitral valve prosthesis
US20050075725A1 (en) 2003-10-02 2005-04-07 Rowe Stanton J. Implantable prosthetic valve with non-laminar flow
US20050085900A1 (en) 2003-07-31 2005-04-21 Case Brian C. Prosthetic valve for implantation in a body vessel
US20050085841A1 (en) 2003-04-24 2005-04-21 Eversull Christian S. Expandable sheath for delivering instruments and agents into a body lumen and methods for use
US20050085843A1 (en) 2003-10-21 2005-04-21 Nmt Medical, Inc. Quick release knot attachment system
US20050085842A1 (en) 2003-04-24 2005-04-21 Eversull Christian S. Expandable guide sheath and apparatus with distal protection and methods for use
US20050085890A1 (en) 2003-10-15 2005-04-21 Cook Incorporated Prosthesis deployment system retention device
US6887266B2 (en) 2002-11-14 2005-05-03 Synecor, Llc Endoprostheses and methods of manufacture
US20050096734A1 (en) 2003-10-31 2005-05-05 Majercak David C. Implantable valvular prosthesis
US20050096735A1 (en) 2003-10-31 2005-05-05 Hikmat Hojeibane Implantable valvular prosthesis
US20050096727A1 (en) 2003-10-29 2005-05-05 Jeffrey Allen Intralumenal stent device for use in body lumens of various diameters
US20050096692A1 (en) 2003-09-12 2005-05-05 Linder Richard J. Methods, systems, and devices for providing embolic protection and removing embolic material
US20050096568A1 (en) 2003-10-02 2005-05-05 Asahi Intecc Co. Medical guide wire
US6890330B2 (en) 2000-10-27 2005-05-10 Viacor, Inc. Intracardiovascular access (ICVATM) system
US20050107871A1 (en) 2003-03-30 2005-05-19 Fidel Realyvasquez Apparatus and methods for valve repair
US20050113910A1 (en) 2002-01-04 2005-05-26 David Paniagua Percutaneously implantable replacement heart valve device and method of making same
US20050119688A1 (en) 2003-10-06 2005-06-02 Bjarne Bergheim Method and assembly for distal embolic protection
US20050131438A1 (en) 2001-06-29 2005-06-16 Cohn William E. Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve
US20050137701A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Sadra Medical Locking heart valve anchor
US20050137686A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Sadra Medical, A Delaware Corporation Externally expandable heart valve anchor and method
US20050137692A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Haug Ulrich R. Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve
US20050137688A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Sadra Medical, A Delaware Corporation Repositionable heart valve and method
US20050143809A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-06-30 Sadra Medical A Delaware Corporation Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve
US20050149181A1 (en) 2004-01-07 2005-07-07 Medtronic, Inc. Bileaflet prosthetic valve and method of manufacture
US20050148997A1 (en) 1991-07-16 2005-07-07 Valley Kirsten L. Methods and apparatus for anchoring an occluding member
US6929653B2 (en) 2000-12-15 2005-08-16 Medtronic, Inc. Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve
US20050187616A1 (en) 2003-11-13 2005-08-25 Fidel Realyvasquez Methods and apparatus for valve repair
US6936066B2 (en) 1999-11-19 2005-08-30 Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd. Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same
US20050197695A1 (en) 2004-03-03 2005-09-08 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis
US20050203549A1 (en) 2004-03-09 2005-09-15 Fidel Realyvasquez Methods and apparatus for off pump aortic valve replacement with a valve prosthesis
US20050203605A1 (en) 2004-03-15 2005-09-15 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Radially crush-resistant stent
US20050203618A1 (en) 2003-12-10 2005-09-15 Adam Sharkawy Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof
US6951571B1 (en) 2004-09-30 2005-10-04 Rohit Srivastava Valve implanting device
US20050222674A1 (en) 2004-03-31 2005-10-06 Med Institute, Inc. Endoluminal graft with a prosthetic valve
US20050228495A1 (en) 2004-01-15 2005-10-13 Macoviak John A Suspended heart valve devices, systems, and methods for supplementing, repairing, or replacing a native heart valve
US20050234546A1 (en) 2004-02-05 2005-10-20 Alan Nugent Transcatheter delivery of a replacement heart valve
US20050240200A1 (en) 2004-04-23 2005-10-27 Bjarne Bergheim Method and system for cardiac valve delivery
US20050288764A1 (en) 2004-06-28 2005-12-29 Xtent, Inc. Devices and methods for controlling expandable prosthesis during develoyment
US20050283962A1 (en) 2002-11-20 2005-12-29 Younes Boudjemline Method for making a medical implant with open-work structure and implant obtained by said method
US20060004439A1 (en) 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Benjamin Spenser Device and method for assisting in the implantation of a prosthetic valve
US20060004469A1 (en) 2004-06-16 2006-01-05 Justin Sokel Tissue prosthesis processing technology
US6986742B2 (en) 2001-08-21 2006-01-17 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Pressure transducer protection valve
US6989028B2 (en) 2000-01-31 2006-01-24 Edwards Lifesciences Ag Medical system and method for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure
US6991649B2 (en) 2003-08-29 2006-01-31 Hans-Hinrich Sievers Artificial heart valve
US20060025857A1 (en) 2004-04-23 2006-02-02 Bjarne Bergheim Implantable prosthetic valve
US20060052867A1 (en) 2004-09-07 2006-03-09 Medtronic, Inc Replacement prosthetic heart valve, system and method of implant
US20060058775A1 (en) 1991-07-16 2006-03-16 Stevens John H System and methods for performing endovascular procedures
US20060089711A1 (en) 2004-10-27 2006-04-27 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Multifilament anchor for reducing a compass of a lumen or structure in mammalian body
US20060095119A1 (en) 2001-11-28 2006-05-04 Aptus Endosystems, Inc. Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool
US20060100685A1 (en) 2002-11-08 2006-05-11 Jacques Seguin Endoprosthesis for vascular bifurcation
US20060111771A1 (en) 2003-03-26 2006-05-25 Ton Dai T Twist-down implant delivery technologies
US20060142848A1 (en) 2000-09-12 2006-06-29 Shlomo Gabbay Extra-anatomic aortic valve placement
US20060149360A1 (en) 2003-07-08 2006-07-06 Ventor Technologies Ltd. Fluid flow prosthetic device
US20060167474A1 (en) 2003-09-15 2006-07-27 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Apparatus and method for elongation of a papillary muscle
US20060178740A1 (en) 2005-02-10 2006-08-10 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. Cardiac-valve prosthesis
US7097659B2 (en) 2001-09-07 2006-08-29 Medtronic, Inc. Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue
US20060195134A1 (en) 2005-02-28 2006-08-31 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Device, system, and method for aiding valve annuloplasty
US20060195184A1 (en) 2005-02-28 2006-08-31 Ernest Lane Conformable prosthesis for implanting two-piece heart valves and methods for using them
US7105016B2 (en) 2002-04-23 2006-09-12 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Integrated mechanical handle with quick slide mechanism
US20060206202A1 (en) 2004-11-19 2006-09-14 Philippe Bonhoeffer Apparatus for treatment of cardiac valves and method of its manufacture
US20060212111A1 (en) 2004-10-29 2006-09-21 Case Brian C Vascular valves having implanted and target configurations and methods of preparing the same
US7115141B2 (en) 2000-10-09 2006-10-03 Universitatsklinikum Freiburg Device for supporting a surgical step in a vessel, particularly for removal and implantation of heart valves
US7128759B2 (en) 2003-05-19 2006-10-31 Cook Incorporated Implantable medical device with constrained expansion
US20060247763A1 (en) 2003-11-12 2006-11-02 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Coronary sinus approach for repair of mitral valve regurgitation
US20060259134A1 (en) 2003-07-08 2006-11-16 Ehud Schwammenthal Implantable prosthetic devices particularly for transarterial delivery in the treatment of aortic stenosis, and methods of implanting such devices
US20060259137A1 (en) 2003-10-06 2006-11-16 Jason Artof Minimally invasive valve replacement system
US20060259136A1 (en) 2005-05-13 2006-11-16 Corevalve Sa Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use
US20060271097A1 (en) 2005-05-31 2006-11-30 Kamal Ramzipoor Electrolytically detachable implantable devices
US20060271166A1 (en) 2005-05-27 2006-11-30 Heart Leaflet Technologies, Inc. Stentless support structure
US20060276882A1 (en) 2005-04-11 2006-12-07 Cook Incorporated Medical device including remodelable material attached to frame
US20060276874A1 (en) 2005-05-27 2006-12-07 Heart Leaflet Technologies, Inc. Intravascular cuff
US7147663B1 (en) 1999-04-23 2006-12-12 St. Jude Medical Atg, Inc. Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods
US20060282161A1 (en) 2003-06-20 2006-12-14 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Valve annulus reduction system
US20070005131A1 (en) 2005-06-13 2007-01-04 Taylor David M Heart valve delivery system
US20070010878A1 (en) 2003-11-12 2007-01-11 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Coronary sinus approach for repair of mitral valve regurgitation
US20070016286A1 (en) 2003-07-21 2007-01-18 Herrmann Howard C Percutaneous heart valve
US20070027533A1 (en) 2005-07-28 2007-02-01 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Cardiac valve annulus restraining device
US20070027518A1 (en) 2003-04-01 2007-02-01 Case Brian C Percutaneously deployed vascular valves
US20070038295A1 (en) 2005-08-12 2007-02-15 Cook Incorporated Artificial valve prosthesis having a ring frame
US20070043431A1 (en) 2005-08-19 2007-02-22 Cook Incorporated Prosthetic valve
US20070043435A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2007-02-22 Jacques Seguin Non-cylindrical prosthetic valve system for transluminal delivery
US20070051377A1 (en) 2003-11-12 2007-03-08 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Cardiac valve annulus reduction system
US20070073392A1 (en) 2005-09-21 2007-03-29 Christine Heyninck-Jantz Composite heart valve apparatus manufactured using techniques involving laser machining of tissue
US20070078509A1 (en) 2003-09-24 2007-04-05 Lotfy Wael M N Valved balloon stent
US20070078510A1 (en) 2005-09-26 2007-04-05 Ryan Timothy R Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves
US7201761B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2007-04-10 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve
US20070088431A1 (en) 2005-10-18 2007-04-19 Henry Bourang Heart valve delivery system with valve catheter
US20070093869A1 (en) 2003-06-20 2007-04-26 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Device, system, and method for contracting tissue in a mammalian body
US20070100419A1 (en) 2005-11-02 2007-05-03 Cardiomind, Inc. Tubular restraint release approaches for electrolytic implant delivery system
US20070100440A1 (en) 2005-10-28 2007-05-03 Jen.Cardiotec Gmbh Device for the implantation and fixation of prosthetic valves
US20070100449A1 (en) 2005-10-31 2007-05-03 O'neil Michael Injectable soft tissue fixation technique
US20070100439A1 (en) 2005-10-31 2007-05-03 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Chordae tendinae restraining ring
US20070112422A1 (en) 2005-11-16 2007-05-17 Mark Dehdashtian Transapical heart valve delivery system and method
US20070112415A1 (en) 1999-07-16 2007-05-17 Abbott Laboratories Braided stent
US20070142907A1 (en) 2005-12-16 2007-06-21 Micardia Corporation Adjustable prosthetic valve implant
US20070162102A1 (en) 2006-01-11 2007-07-12 Medtronic, Inc. Sterile cover for compressible stents used in percutaneous device delivery systems
US7252680B2 (en) 2001-04-18 2007-08-07 Alveolus, Inc. Removable essentially cylindrical implants
US20070185513A1 (en) 2001-06-29 2007-08-09 Woolfson Steven B Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve
US20070203503A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2007-08-30 Amr Salahieh Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant
US20070203391A1 (en) 2006-02-24 2007-08-30 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. System for Treating Mitral Valve Regurgitation
US20070213813A1 (en) 2005-12-22 2007-09-13 Symetis Sa Stent-valves for valve replacement and associated methods and systems for surgery
US20070225681A1 (en) 2006-03-21 2007-09-27 Medtronic Vascular Catheter Having a Selectively Formable Distal Section
US20070233237A1 (en) 2006-04-04 2007-10-04 Medtronic Vascular Valved Conduit Designed for Subsequent Catheter Delivered Valve Therapy
US20070233228A1 (en) 2006-03-28 2007-10-04 Medtronic, Inc. Prosthetic cardiac valve formed from pericardium material and methods of making same
US20070233238A1 (en) 2006-03-31 2007-10-04 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Devices for Imaging and Navigation During Minimally Invasive Non-Bypass Cardiac Procedures
US20070232898A1 (en) 2006-03-31 2007-10-04 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Telescoping Catheter With Electromagnetic Coils for Imaging and Navigation During Cardiac Procedures
US20070239273A1 (en) 2006-04-06 2007-10-11 Medtronic Vascular Riveted Stent Valve For Percutaneous Use
US20070239269A1 (en) 2006-04-07 2007-10-11 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Stented Valve Having Dull Struts
US20070239254A1 (en) 2006-04-07 2007-10-11 Chris Chia System for percutaneous delivery and removal of a prosthetic valve
US20070239271A1 (en) 2006-04-10 2007-10-11 Than Nguyen Systems and methods for loading a prosthesis onto a minimally invasive delivery system
US20070238979A1 (en) 2006-03-23 2007-10-11 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Reference Devices for Placement in Heart Structures for Visualization During Heart Valve Procedures
US20070239266A1 (en) 2006-04-06 2007-10-11 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Reinforced Surgical Conduit for Implantation of a Stented Valve Therein
US20070239265A1 (en) 2006-04-06 2007-10-11 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Catheter Delivered Valve Having a Barrier to Provide an Enhanced Seal
US20070244545A1 (en) 2006-04-14 2007-10-18 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Prosthetic Conduit With Radiopaque Symmetry Indicators
US20070244554A1 (en) 2006-04-12 2007-10-18 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Annuloplasty Device Having a Helical Anchor and Methods for its Use
US20070244546A1 (en) 2006-04-18 2007-10-18 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Stent Foundation for Placement of a Stented Valve
US20070244555A1 (en) 2006-04-12 2007-10-18 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Annuloplasty Device Having a Helical Anchor and Methods for its Use
US20070244544A1 (en) 2006-04-14 2007-10-18 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Seal for Enhanced Stented Valve Fixation
US20070244557A1 (en) 2006-04-12 2007-10-18 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Minimally Invasive Procedure for Implanting an Annuloplasty Device
US20070250160A1 (en) 2006-04-21 2007-10-25 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Device, system, and method for treating cardiac valve regurgitation
US20070255396A1 (en) 2003-06-20 2007-11-01 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Chrodae Tendinae Girdle
US20070255394A1 (en) 2006-04-28 2007-11-01 Medtronic, Inc. Method and apparatus for cardiac valve replacement
US7300457B2 (en) 1999-11-19 2007-11-27 Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd. Self-supporting metallic implantable grafts, compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same
US20070288087A1 (en) 2006-05-30 2007-12-13 Cook Incorporated Artificial valve prosthesis
US20070288000A1 (en) 2006-04-19 2007-12-13 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Method for Aiding Valve Annuloplasty
US20080004696A1 (en) 2006-06-29 2008-01-03 Valvexchange Inc. Cardiovascular valve assembly with resizable docking station
US7316706B2 (en) 2003-06-20 2008-01-08 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Tensioning device, system, and method for treating mitral valve regurgitation
US20080015671A1 (en) 2004-11-19 2008-01-17 Philipp Bonhoeffer Method And Apparatus For Treatment Of Cardiac Valves
US20080021552A1 (en) 2001-10-09 2008-01-24 Shlomo Gabbay Apparatus To Facilitate Implantation
US20080027529A1 (en) 2006-02-27 2008-01-31 William A. Cook Australia Pty Ltd. Retention of exposed stent loops
US20080048656A1 (en) 2006-07-14 2008-02-28 Fengshun Tan Thermal controlling method, magnetic field generator and mri apparatus
US20080065011A1 (en) 2006-09-08 2008-03-13 Philippe Marchand Integrated heart valve delivery system
US20080071366A1 (en) 2006-09-19 2008-03-20 Yosi Tuval Axial-force fixation member for valve
US20080077234A1 (en) 2004-09-07 2008-03-27 Styrc Mikolaj W Valve Prosthesis
US20080082166A1 (en) 2006-09-28 2008-04-03 Mikolaj Styrc Implant which is intended to be placed in a blood vessel
US20080082159A1 (en) 2006-09-28 2008-04-03 Cook Incorporated Stent for Endovascular Procedures
US20080082165A1 (en) 2006-09-28 2008-04-03 Heart Leaflet Technologies, Inc. Delivery Tool For Percutaneous Delivery Of A Prosthesis
US7377938B2 (en) 2001-07-19 2008-05-27 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Prosthetic cardiac value and method for making same
US7384411B1 (en) 1997-02-19 2008-06-10 Condado Medical Devices Corporation Multi-purpose catheters, catheter systems, and radiation treatment
US20080140189A1 (en) 2006-12-06 2008-06-12 Corevalve, Inc. System and method for transapical delivery of an annulus anchored self-expanding valve
US20080147181A1 (en) 2006-12-19 2008-06-19 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. Device for in situ axial and radial positioning of cardiac valve prostheses
US20080147182A1 (en) 2006-12-19 2008-06-19 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. Instrument and method for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses
US20080154355A1 (en) 2006-12-22 2008-06-26 Netanel Benichou Implantable prosthetic valve assembly and method of making the same
US20080183273A1 (en) 2007-01-19 2008-07-31 Thierry Mesana Stented heart valve devices and methods for atrioventricular valve replacement
US20080188928A1 (en) 2005-09-16 2008-08-07 Amr Salahieh Medical device delivery sheath
US20080215144A1 (en) 2007-02-16 2008-09-04 Ryan Timothy R Replacement prosthetic heart valves and methods of implantation
US20080221666A1 (en) 2006-12-15 2008-09-11 Cardiomind, Inc. Stent systems
US20080234797A1 (en) 2007-03-21 2008-09-25 Mikolaj Witold Styrc Device for inserting a radially expandable implant, treatment kit and associated insertion method
US20080255660A1 (en) 2007-04-13 2008-10-16 Volker Guyenot Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency
US20080255661A1 (en) 2007-04-13 2008-10-16 Helmut Straubinger Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency or stenosis
US20080255651A1 (en) 2007-04-12 2008-10-16 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Telescoping Stability Sheath and Method of Use
US20080262593A1 (en) 2007-02-15 2008-10-23 Ryan Timothy R Multi-layered stents and methods of implanting
US20080275540A1 (en) 2005-11-09 2008-11-06 Ning Wen Artificial Heart Valve Stent and Weaving Method Thereof
US20090005863A1 (en) 2006-02-16 2009-01-01 Goetz Wolfgang Minimally invasive heart valve replacement
US20090012600A1 (en) 2005-04-05 2009-01-08 Mikolaj Witold Styrc Kit Which Is Intended to Be Implanted in a Blood Vessel, and Associated Tubular Endoprosthesis
US7481838B2 (en) 1999-01-26 2009-01-27 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Flexible heart valve and associated connecting band
US20090048656A1 (en) 2005-11-09 2009-02-19 Ning Wen Delivery Device for Delivering a Self-Expanding Stent
US20090054976A1 (en) 2007-08-20 2009-02-26 Yosi Tuval Stent loading tool and method for use thereof
US20090062907A1 (en) 2007-08-31 2009-03-05 Quijano Rodolfo C Self-expanding valve for the venous system
US20090069887A1 (en) 2007-09-07 2009-03-12 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.I. Fluid-filled delivery system for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses
US20090069886A1 (en) 2007-09-07 2009-03-12 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. Prosthetic valve delivery system including retrograde/antegrade approach
US20090085900A1 (en) 2000-05-19 2009-04-02 Technology Innovations, Llc Apparatus for the display of embedded information
US20090099653A1 (en) 2007-10-12 2009-04-16 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. Expandable valve prosthesis with sealing mechanism
US20090138079A1 (en) 2007-10-10 2009-05-28 Vector Technologies Ltd. Prosthetic heart valve for transfemoral delivery
US20090192591A1 (en) 2008-01-24 2009-07-30 Medtronic, Inc. Markers for Prosthetic Heart Valves
US20090192586A1 (en) 2008-01-24 2009-07-30 Medtronic, Inc. Delivery Systems for Prosthetic Heart Valves
US20090192585A1 (en) 2008-01-24 2009-07-30 Medtronic, Inc. Delivery Systems and Methods of Implantation for Prosthetic Heart Valves
US7569071B2 (en) 2005-09-21 2009-08-04 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket
US20090198315A1 (en) 2006-04-28 2009-08-06 Younes Boudjemline Vascular Stents, Methods of Use and Methods of Manufacture
US20090216310A1 (en) 2008-02-26 2009-08-27 Helmut Straubinger Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis in an implantation site in the heart of a patient
US20090216313A1 (en) 2008-02-26 2009-08-27 Helmut Straubinger Stent for the positioning and anchoring of a valvular prosthesis
US20090216312A1 (en) 2008-02-26 2009-08-27 Helmut Straubinger Stent for the Positioning and Anchoring of a Valvular Prosthesis in an Implantation Site in the Heart of a Patient
US20090222082A1 (en) 2006-05-05 2009-09-03 Children's Medical Center Corporation Transcatheter Heart Valve Prostheses
US20090234443A1 (en) 2005-01-20 2009-09-17 Ottma Ruediger Catheter for the Transvascular Implantation of Prosthetic Heart Valves
US20090240320A1 (en) 2008-03-18 2009-09-24 Yosi Tuval Valve suturing and implantation procedures
US20090240264A1 (en) 2008-03-18 2009-09-24 Yosi Tuval Medical suturing device and method for use thereof
US20090287296A1 (en) 2008-05-16 2009-11-19 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis
US20100004740A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2010-01-07 Jacques Seguin Prosthetic Valve for Transluminal Delivery
US7651521B2 (en) 2004-03-02 2010-01-26 Cardiomind, Inc. Corewire actuated delivery system with fixed distal stent-carrying extension
US20100030328A1 (en) 2008-04-18 2010-02-04 Medtronic, Inc. Apparatus for Treating a Heart Valve, in Particular a Mitral Valve
US20100036479A1 (en) 2008-04-23 2010-02-11 Medtronic, Inc. Stented Heart Valve Devices
US20100069852A1 (en) 2008-09-17 2010-03-18 Gregory Scott Kelley Delivery system for deployment of medical devices
US20100094411A1 (en) 2008-10-13 2010-04-15 Vector Technologies, Ltd. Prosthetic valve having tapered tip when compressed for delivery
US20100100167A1 (en) 2008-10-17 2010-04-22 Georg Bortlein Delivery system for deployment of medical devices
US20100145439A1 (en) 2006-12-22 2010-06-10 Seguin Jacques R Material for treatment of a heart valve, in particular a mitral valve
US20100161045A1 (en) 2008-12-23 2010-06-24 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages
US20100198346A1 (en) 2000-01-19 2010-08-05 Keogh James R Method for Guiding a Medical Device
US7785361B2 (en) 2003-03-26 2010-08-31 Julian Nikolchev Implant delivery technologies
US20100234940A1 (en) 2009-03-12 2010-09-16 Medtronic Vascular , Inc. Prosthetic Valve Delivery System
US7806919B2 (en) 2008-04-01 2010-10-05 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Double-walled stent system
US20100256723A1 (en) 2009-04-03 2010-10-07 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Prosthetic Valve With Device for Restricting Expansion
US7837643B2 (en) 2004-07-09 2010-11-23 Gi Dynamics, Inc. Methods and devices for placing a gastrointestinal sleeve
US20100305685A1 (en) 2009-06-02 2010-12-02 Millwee Billie J Stented prosthetic heart valves

Family Cites Families (113)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US49555A (en) * 1865-08-22 Anton sohwittee
US43435A (en) * 1864-07-05 Paper-fastener
US265056A (en) * 1882-09-26 pelton
FR1271508A (en) 1960-05-17 1961-09-15 of wiper blade
US4491986A (en) 1976-05-12 1985-01-08 Shlomo Gabbay Heart valve
EP0103546B1 (en) 1982-08-09 1988-05-04 Domenico Iorio Surgical instrument for implanting prosthetic heart valves or the like
GB8300636D0 (en) * 1983-01-11 1983-02-09 Black M M Heart valve replacements
US5104399A (en) 1986-12-10 1992-04-14 Endovascular Technologies, Inc. Artificial graft and implantation method
US4833458A (en) * 1987-06-22 1989-05-23 Bowman Gerald E Smoke and fire detector for remote sensing
CA2441679A1 (en) 1991-05-16 1992-11-26 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Cardiac valve
US5720776A (en) 1991-10-25 1998-02-24 Cook Incorporated Barb and expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repair of aneurysm
US5354330A (en) 1991-10-31 1994-10-11 Ats Medical Inc. Heart valve prosthesis
GB9206449D0 (en) 1992-03-25 1992-05-06 Univ Leeds Artificial heart valve
US5178632A (en) 1992-06-09 1993-01-12 Hanson Richard D Bi-leaflet heart valve prosthesis
DE4327825C2 (en) * 1992-11-24 1996-10-02 Mannesmann Ag Throttle check element
GB9312666D0 (en) * 1993-06-18 1993-08-04 Vesely Ivan Bioprostetic heart valve
JPH07162089A (en) * 1993-12-13 1995-06-23 Mitsubishi Electric Corp Visible light laser diode and its manufacture
DE4415359C2 (en) 1994-05-02 1997-10-23 Aesculap Ag Tubular-shaft surgical instrument
US5397355A (en) 1994-07-19 1995-03-14 Stentco, Inc. Intraluminal stent
EP0819013B1 (en) 1995-03-30 2004-06-23 Heartport, Inc. System for performing endovascular procedures
US5772694A (en) 1995-05-16 1998-06-30 Medical Carbon Research Institute L.L.C. Prosthetic heart valve with improved blood flow
DE19546692C2 (en) 1995-12-14 2002-11-07 Hans-Reiner Figulla Self-expanding heart valve prosthesis for implantation in the human body via a catheter system
US5908451A (en) 1997-11-25 1999-06-01 Cardiotech International Corporation Prosthetic heart valve
US6043607A (en) * 1997-12-16 2000-03-28 Applied Materials, Inc. Apparatus for exciting a plasma in a semiconductor wafer processing system using a complex RF waveform
ES2229732T3 (en) 1998-02-16 2005-04-16 Medicorp S.A. Angioplasty catheter and introduction of an extender.
US7500988B1 (en) * 2000-11-16 2009-03-10 Cordis Corporation Stent for use in a stent graft
US6254636B1 (en) * 1998-06-26 2001-07-03 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Single suture biological tissue aortic stentless valve
US6113612A (en) 1998-11-06 2000-09-05 St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular Group, Inc. Medical anastomosis apparatus
US6214036B1 (en) 1998-11-09 2001-04-10 Cordis Corporation Stent which is easily recaptured and repositioned within the body
DE19857887B4 (en) 1998-12-15 2005-05-04 Markus Dr.med. Dr.disc.pol. Ferrari Anchoring support for a heart valve prosthesis
FR2788217A1 (en) 1999-01-12 2000-07-13 Brice Letac Implantable prosthetic valve by catheterization, or surgically
US6558418B2 (en) 1999-01-26 2003-05-06 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Flexible heart valve
DE60044289D1 (en) 1999-01-27 2010-06-10 Medtronic Inc Apparatus for heart valve surgery
EP3228263A1 (en) 1999-02-01 2017-10-11 Board of Regents, The University of Texas System Woven intravascular devices
WO2000047136A1 (en) 1999-02-12 2000-08-17 Johns Hopkins University Venous valve implant bioprosthesis and endovascular treatment for venous insufficiency
WO2000067661A3 (en) 1999-05-12 2007-08-16 Paul A Spence Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof, blood vessel leak detector and temporary pacemaker lead
US6296662B1 (en) 1999-05-26 2001-10-02 Sulzer Carbiomedics Inc. Bioprosthetic heart valve with balanced stent post deflection
US6287339B1 (en) 1999-05-27 2001-09-11 Sulzer Carbomedics Inc. Sutureless heart valve prosthesis
US6312465B1 (en) 1999-07-23 2001-11-06 Sulzer Carbomedics Inc. Heart valve prosthesis with a resiliently deformable retaining member
ES2243188T3 (en) 1999-09-30 2005-12-01 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.R.L. A device for operations of repairing or replacing heart valves.
EP1239795B1 (en) 1999-12-23 2006-12-06 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Enhanced visualization of medical implants
CA2433881C (en) 2001-01-30 2009-08-18 Randall T. Lashinski Medical system and method for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure
WO2002100297A3 (en) 2001-06-08 2003-08-07 Rex Medical Lp Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall
US6635085B1 (en) 2000-08-17 2003-10-21 Carbomedics Inc. Heart valve stent with alignment posts
US6572652B2 (en) 2000-08-29 2003-06-03 Venpro Corporation Method and devices for decreasing elevated pulmonary venous pressure
WO2002022054A1 (en) 2000-09-12 2002-03-21 Gabbay S Valvular prosthesis and method of using same
DE10048814B4 (en) 2000-09-29 2004-04-15 Siemens Ag A computed tomography apparatus with a data acquisition system and method for such a computed tomography scanner
DE10049815B4 (en) 2000-10-09 2005-10-13 Universitätsklinikum Freiburg Device for the local removal of an aortic valve on the human or animal heart
DE10049813C1 (en) 2000-10-09 2002-04-18 Universitaetsklinikum Freiburg Instrument for the local removal of built-up matter at an aortic valve, in a human or animal heart, is a hollow catheter with a cutting unit at the far end within a closure cap for minimum invasion
DE10049812B4 (en) 2000-10-09 2004-06-03 Universitätsklinikum Freiburg Apparatus for filtering of macroscopic particles from the blood stream to the local removal of an aortic valve on the human or animal heart
FR2815844B1 (en) 2000-10-31 2003-01-17 Jacques Seguin tubular support in place, percutaneously, a replacement heart valve
DE60112603T2 (en) 2000-11-21 2006-06-14 Rex Medical Lp percutaneous aortic valve
US6981958B1 (en) 2001-05-02 2006-01-03 Glaukos Corporation Implant with pressure sensor for glaucoma treatment
WO2003068108A1 (en) 2002-02-14 2003-08-21 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Heart valve structures
US7331992B2 (en) 2002-02-20 2008-02-19 Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. Anchoring device for an endoluminal prosthesis
US7351256B2 (en) 2002-05-10 2008-04-01 Cordis Corporation Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant
DE20321838U1 (en) 2002-08-13 2011-02-10 JenaValve Technology Inc., Wilmington Device for anchoring and orientation of prosthetic heart valves
EP2517674B1 (en) 2002-08-15 2016-03-16 Cook Medical Technologies LLC Implantable vascular device
KR100442330B1 (en) 2002-09-03 2004-07-30
US7137184B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2006-11-21 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Continuous heart valve support frame and method of manufacture
GB2398245B (en) 2003-02-06 2007-03-28 Great Ormond Street Hospital F Valve prosthesis
US20060271081A1 (en) 2003-03-30 2006-11-30 Fidel Realyvasquez Apparatus and methods for valve repair
WO2005004753A1 (en) 2003-06-09 2005-01-20 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Atrioventricular heart valve and minimally invasive delivery systems thereof
EP1684671A4 (en) 2003-10-06 2010-12-01 3F Therapeutics Inc Minimally invasive valve replacement system
US7261732B2 (en) 2003-12-22 2007-08-28 Henri Justino Stent mounted valve
US20050137691A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Sadra Medical Two piece heart valve and anchor
US8603160B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2013-12-10 Sadra Medical, Inc. Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath
US8052749B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2011-11-08 Sadra Medical, Inc. Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements
US7748389B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2010-07-06 Sadra Medical, Inc. Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof
US7381219B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2008-06-03 Sadra Medical, Inc. Low profile heart valve and delivery system
US7871435B2 (en) * 2004-01-23 2011-01-18 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Anatomically approximate prosthetic mitral heart valve
US20050182483A1 (en) 2004-02-11 2005-08-18 Cook Incorporated Percutaneously placed prosthesis with thromboresistant valve portion
US7311730B2 (en) 2004-02-13 2007-12-25 Shlomo Gabbay Support apparatus and heart valve prosthesis for sutureless implantation
US8012201B2 (en) 2004-05-05 2011-09-06 Direct Flow Medical, Inc. Translumenally implantable heart valve with multiple chamber formed in place support
US20060122692A1 (en) 2004-05-10 2006-06-08 Ran Gilad Stent valve and method of using same
WO2005112831A3 (en) 2004-05-17 2006-06-29 Fidel Realyvasquez Method and apparatus for percutaneous valve repair
DE602004007630T2 (en) 2004-05-25 2008-06-05 Cook Inc., Bloomington Stent and stent removal device
WO2006026371A1 (en) 2004-08-27 2006-03-09 Cook Incorporated Placement of multiple intraluminal medical devices within a body vessel
US7566343B2 (en) 2004-09-02 2009-07-28 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Cardiac valve, system, and method
WO2006041505A1 (en) 2004-10-02 2006-04-20 Huber Christoph Hans Methods and devices for repair or replacement of heart valves or adjacent tissue without the need for full cardiopulmonary support
US7641687B2 (en) * 2004-11-02 2010-01-05 Carbomedics Inc. Attachment of a sewing cuff to a heart valve
US20060247570A1 (en) 2005-01-19 2006-11-02 Pokorney James L Cardiac support cannula device and method
US7708775B2 (en) * 2005-05-24 2010-05-04 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Methods for rapid deployment of prosthetic heart valves
WO2007013999A3 (en) 2005-07-21 2007-07-05 Florida Internat University Collapsible heart valve with polymer leaflets
CN101011298B (en) 2006-01-16 2010-05-26 孔祥清 Device for replacing aortic valve membrane or pulmonary valve membrane percutaneously
US8219229B2 (en) * 2006-03-02 2012-07-10 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Virtual heart valve
ES2378905T3 (en) * 2006-10-10 2012-04-19 Celonova Biosciences, Inc. Heart valve bioprotà © music with polyphosphazene
EP2083901A4 (en) 2006-10-16 2010-10-27 Medtronic Ventor Technologies Transapical delivery system with ventriculo-arterial overflow bypass
US8092523B2 (en) * 2007-03-12 2012-01-10 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Prosthetic heart valves with flexible leaflets
EP3150171A1 (en) 2007-05-15 2017-04-05 JenaValve Technology, Inc. Handle for manipulating a catheter tip, catheter system and medical insertion system for inserting a self-expandalbe heart valve stent
FR2915087A1 (en) 2007-04-20 2008-10-24 Corevalve Inc Implant treatment of a heart valve, particularly a mitral valve implant inculant material and equipment for setting up of this implant.
EP2698129A1 (en) 2007-06-04 2014-02-19 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Prosthetic heart valve
US8915958B2 (en) * 2007-06-08 2014-12-23 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Devices for transcatheter prosthetic heart valve implantation and access closure
EP2160150B1 (en) 2007-06-26 2011-10-26 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Apparatus for implanting collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves
US8728154B2 (en) 2007-08-24 2014-05-20 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Prosthetic aortic heart valves
JP5628673B2 (en) 2007-09-26 2014-11-19 セント ジュード メディカル インコーポレイテッド Foldable artificial heart valve
US9532868B2 (en) 2007-09-28 2017-01-03 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Collapsible-expandable prosthetic heart valves with structures for clamping native tissue
US8454686B2 (en) * 2007-09-28 2013-06-04 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Two-stage collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves and anchoring systems
EP2679198A1 (en) 2007-10-25 2014-01-01 Symetis Sa Stents, valved-stents and methods and systems for delivery thereof
US8597349B2 (en) 2007-11-05 2013-12-03 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with non-expanding stent posts and retrieval features
EP2240121A1 (en) 2008-01-16 2010-10-20 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Delivery and retrieval systems for collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves
US8163007B2 (en) * 2008-02-08 2012-04-24 Cook Medical Technologies Llc Stent designs for use with one or more trigger wires
CN101951858B (en) 2008-02-25 2015-02-11 麦德托尼克瓦斯科尔勒公司 Infundibular reducer devices
WO2009111241A3 (en) 2008-02-29 2010-02-18 The Florida International University Board Of Trustees Catheter deliverable artificial multi-leaflet heart valve prosthesis and intravascular delivery system for a catheter deliverable heart valve prosthesis
US9061119B2 (en) 2008-05-09 2015-06-23 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Low profile delivery system for transcatheter heart valve
ES2584315T3 (en) * 2008-07-15 2016-09-27 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Collapsible designs and reexpansible Prosthetic heart valve sleeve and complementary technological applications
US20100217382A1 (en) * 2009-02-25 2010-08-26 Edwards Lifesciences Mitral valve replacement with atrial anchoring
US20120283820A1 (en) * 2009-09-18 2012-11-08 The Regents Of The University Of California Endovascular prosthetic heart valve replacement
US8449599B2 (en) 2009-12-04 2013-05-28 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve
US9554901B2 (en) * 2010-05-12 2017-01-31 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Low gradient prosthetic heart valve
USD653343S1 (en) * 2010-09-20 2012-01-31 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Surgical cuff
USD660433S1 (en) * 2010-09-20 2012-05-22 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Surgical stent assembly
USD688372S1 (en) * 2012-10-08 2013-08-20 Cormatrix Cardiovascular, Inc. Prosthetic tissue valve

Patent Citations (703)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6168616A (en)
US6168614A (en)
US3334629A (en) 1964-11-09 1967-08-08 Bertram D Cohn Occlusive device for inferior vena cava
US3409013A (en) 1965-08-23 1968-11-05 Berry Henry Instrument for inserting artificial heart valves
US3587115A (en) 1966-05-04 1971-06-28 Donald P Shiley Prosthetic sutureless heart valves and implant tools therefor
US3540431A (en) 1968-04-04 1970-11-17 Kazi Mobin Uddin Collapsible filter for fluid flowing in closed passageway
US3671979A (en) 1969-09-23 1972-06-27 Univ Utah Catheter mounted artificial heart valve for implanting in close proximity to a defective natural heart valve
US3628535A (en) 1969-11-12 1971-12-21 Nibot Corp Surgical instrument for implanting a prosthetic heart valve or the like
US3642004A (en) 1970-01-05 1972-02-15 Life Support Equipment Corp Urethral valve
US3657744A (en) 1970-05-08 1972-04-25 Univ Minnesota Method for fixing prosthetic implants in a living body
US3714671A (en) 1970-11-30 1973-02-06 Cutter Lab Tissue-type heart valve with a graft support ring or stent
US3755823A (en) 1971-04-23 1973-09-04 Hancock Laboratories Inc Flexible stent for heart valve
US3868956A (en) 1972-06-05 1975-03-04 Ralph J Alfidi Vessel implantable appliance and method of implanting it
US3839741A (en) 1972-11-17 1974-10-08 J Haller Heart valve and retaining means therefor
US3795246A (en) 1973-01-26 1974-03-05 Bard Inc C R Venocclusion device
US3874388A (en) 1973-02-12 1975-04-01 Ochsner Med Found Alton Shunt defect closure system
US4291420A (en) 1973-11-09 1981-09-29 Medac Gesellschaft Fur Klinische Spezialpraparate Mbh Artificial heart valve
US4035849A (en) 1975-11-17 1977-07-19 William W. Angell Heart valve stent and process for preparing a stented heart valve prosthesis
US4106129A (en) 1976-01-09 1978-08-15 American Hospital Supply Corporation Supported bioprosthetic heart valve with compliant orifice ring
US4056854A (en) 1976-09-28 1977-11-08 The United States Of America As Represented By The Department Of Health, Education And Welfare Aortic heart valve catheter
US4297749A (en) 1977-04-25 1981-11-03 Albany International Corp. Heart valve prosthesis
US4233690A (en) 1978-05-19 1980-11-18 Carbomedics, Inc. Prosthetic device couplings
US4222126A (en) 1978-12-14 1980-09-16 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Department Of Health, Education & Welfare Unitized three leaflet heart valve
US4265694A (en) 1978-12-14 1981-05-05 The United States Of America As Represented By The Department Of Health, Education And Welfare Method of making unitized three leaflet heart valve
US4574803A (en) 1979-01-19 1986-03-11 Karl Storz Tissue cutter
US4343048A (en) 1979-08-06 1982-08-10 Ross Donald N Stent for a cardiac valve
US4340977A (en) * 1980-09-19 1982-07-27 Brownlee Richard T Catenary mitral valve replacement
US4339831A (en) 1981-03-27 1982-07-20 Medtronic, Inc. Dynamic annulus heart valve and reconstruction ring
US4470157A (en) 1981-04-27 1984-09-11 Love Jack W Tricuspid prosthetic tissue heart valve
US4345340A (en) 1981-05-07 1982-08-24 Vascor, Inc. Stent for mitral/tricuspid heart valve
US4501030A (en) 1981-08-17 1985-02-26 American Hospital Supply Corporation Method of leaflet attachment for prosthetic heart valves
US4425908A (en) 1981-10-22 1984-01-17 Beth Israel Hospital Blood clot filter
US4647283A (en) 1982-03-23 1987-03-03 American Hospital Supply Corporation Implantable biological tissue and process for preparation thereof
US4648881A (en) 1982-03-23 1987-03-10 American Hospital Supply Corporation Implantable biological tissue and process for preparation thereof
US4655771B1 (en) 1982-04-30 1996-09-10 Medinvent Ams Sa Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body
US4954126B1 (en) 1982-04-30 1996-05-28 Ams Med Invent S A Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body
US4954126A (en) 1982-04-30 1990-09-04 Shepherd Patents S.A. Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body
US4655771A (en) 1982-04-30 1987-04-07 Shepherd Patents S.A. Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body
US4506394A (en) 1983-01-13 1985-03-26 Molrose Management, Ltd. Cardiac valve prosthesis holder
US4834755A (en) 1983-04-04 1989-05-30 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis
US4610688A (en) 1983-04-04 1986-09-09 Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Inc. Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis
US4612011A (en) 1983-07-22 1986-09-16 Hans Kautzky Central occluder semi-biological heart valve
US4665906A (en) 1983-10-14 1987-05-19 Raychem Corporation Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements
US4681908A (en) 1983-11-09 1987-07-21 Dow Corning Corporation Hard organopolysiloxane release coating
US4787899A (en) 1983-12-09 1988-11-29 Lazarus Harrison M Intraluminal graft device, system and method
US5693083A (en) 1983-12-09 1997-12-02 Endovascular Technologies, Inc. Thoracic graft and delivery catheter
US5026366A (en) 1984-03-01 1991-06-25 Cardiovascular Laser Systems, Inc. Angioplasty catheter and method of use thereof
US4592340A (en) 1984-05-02 1986-06-03 Boyles Paul W Artificial catheter means
US4979939A (en) 1984-05-14 1990-12-25 Surgical Systems & Instruments, Inc. Atherectomy system with a guide wire
US4787901A (en) 1984-07-17 1988-11-29 Doguhan Baykut Two-way acting valve and cardiac valve prosthesis
US4580568A (en) 1984-10-01 1986-04-08 Cook, Incorporated Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof
US5232445A (en) 1984-11-23 1993-08-03 Tassilo Bonzel Dilatation catheter
US4662885A (en) 1985-09-03 1987-05-05 Becton, Dickinson And Company Percutaneously deliverable intravascular filter prosthesis
US4733665C2 (en) 1985-11-07 2002-01-29 Expandable Grafts Partnership Expandable intraluminal graft and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft
US4733665B1 (en) 1985-11-07 1994-01-11 Expandable Grafts Partnership Expandable intraluminal graft,and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft
US4733665A (en) 1985-11-07 1988-03-29 Expandable Grafts Partnership Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft
US4922905A (en) 1985-11-30 1990-05-08 Strecker Ernst P Dilatation catheter
US4710192A (en) 1985-12-30 1987-12-01 Liotta Domingo S Diaphragm and method for occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta
US4878906A (en) 1986-03-25 1989-11-07 Servetus Partnership Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel
US4777951A (en) 1986-09-19 1988-10-18 Mansfield Scientific, Inc. Procedure and catheter instrument for treating patients for aortic stenosis
US5496346A (en) 1987-01-06 1996-03-05 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method
US4883458A (en) 1987-02-24 1989-11-28 Surgical Systems & Instruments, Inc. Atherectomy system and method of using the same
US4878495A (en) 1987-05-15 1989-11-07 Joseph Grayzel Valvuloplasty device with satellite expansion means
US4872874A (en) 1987-05-29 1989-10-10 Taheri Syde A Method and apparatus for transarterial aortic graft insertion and implantation
US4796629A (en) 1987-06-03 1989-01-10 Joseph Grayzel Stiffened dilation balloon catheter device
US4819751A (en) 1987-10-16 1989-04-11 Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. Valvuloplasty catheter and method
US4909252A (en) 1988-05-26 1990-03-20 The Regents Of The Univ. Of California Perfusion balloon catheter
US5032128A (en) 1988-07-07 1991-07-16 Medtronic, Inc. Heart valve prosthesis
US4917102A (en) 1988-09-14 1990-04-17 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Guidewire assembly with steerable adjustable tip
US4913141A (en) 1988-10-25 1990-04-03 Cordis Corporation Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel
US5007896A (en) 1988-12-19 1991-04-16 Surgical Systems & Instruments, Inc. Rotary-catheter for atherectomy
US4856516A (en) 1989-01-09 1989-08-15 Cordis Corporation Endovascular stent apparatus and method
US4966604A (en) 1989-01-23 1990-10-30 Interventional Technologies Inc. Expandable atherectomy cutter with flexibly bowed blades
US5443500A (en) 1989-01-26 1995-08-22 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Intravascular stent
US4994077A (en) 1989-04-21 1991-02-19 Dobben Richard L Artificial heart valve for implantation in a blood vessel
US5500014A (en) 1989-05-31 1996-03-19 Baxter International Inc. Biological valvular prothesis
US5824061A (en) 1989-05-31 1998-10-20 Baxter International Inc. Vascular and venous valve implant prostheses
US5997573A (en) 1989-05-31 1999-12-07 Baxter International, Inc. Stent devices and support/restrictor assemblies for use in conjunction with prosthetic vascular grafts
US5609626A (en) 1989-05-31 1997-03-11 Baxter International Inc. Stent devices and support/restrictor assemblies for use in conjunction with prosthetic vascular grafts
US5061273A (en) 1989-06-01 1991-10-29 Yock Paul G Angioplasty apparatus facilitating rapid exchanges
US5047041A (en) 1989-08-22 1991-09-10 Samuels Peter B Surgical apparatus for the excision of vein valves in situ
US4986830A (en) 1989-09-22 1991-01-22 Schneider (U.S.A.) Inc. Valvuloplasty catheter with balloon which remains stable during inflation
US5089015A (en) 1989-11-28 1992-02-18 Promedica International Method for implanting unstented xenografts and allografts
US5002559A (en) 1989-11-30 1991-03-26 Numed PTCA catheter
US5037434A (en) 1990-04-11 1991-08-06 Carbomedics, Inc. Bioprosthetic heart valve with elastic commissures
US5059177A (en) 1990-04-19 1991-10-22 Cordis Corporation Triple lumen balloon catheter
US5411552A (en) 1990-05-18 1995-05-02 Andersen; Henning R. Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis
US6582462B1 (en) 1990-05-18 2003-06-24 Heartport, Inc. Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prosthesis
US5840081A (en) 1990-05-18 1998-11-24 Andersen; Henning Rud System and method for implanting cardiac valves
US5085635A (en) 1990-05-18 1992-02-04 Cragg Andrew H Valved-tip angiographic catheter
US6168614B1 (en) 1990-05-18 2001-01-02 Heartport, Inc. Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body
US5161547A (en) 1990-11-28 1992-11-10 Numed, Inc. Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent
US5217483A (en) 1990-11-28 1993-06-08 Numed, Inc. Intravascular radially expandable stent
US20030069492A1 (en) 1990-12-18 2003-04-10 Abrams Robert M. Superelastic guiding member
US5152771A (en) 1990-12-31 1992-10-06 The Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University Valve cutter for arterial by-pass surgery
US5295958A (en) 1991-04-04 1994-03-22 Shturman Cardiology Systems, Inc. Method and apparatus for in vivo heart valve decalcification
US5443446A (en) 1991-04-04 1995-08-22 Shturman Cardiology Systems, Inc. Method and apparatus for in vivo heart valve decalcification
US5327774A (en) 1991-04-25 1994-07-12 Baxter International Inc. Method for testing venous valves
US5272909A (en) 1991-04-25 1993-12-28 Baxter International Inc. Method and device for testing venous valves
US5167628A (en) 1991-05-02 1992-12-01 Boyles Paul W Aortic balloon catheter assembly for indirect infusion of the coronary arteries
US5350398A (en) 1991-05-13 1994-09-27 Dusan Pavcnik Self-expanding filter for percutaneous insertion
US5397351A (en) 1991-05-13 1995-03-14 Pavcnik; Dusan Prosthetic valve for percutaneous insertion
US5713953A (en) 1991-05-24 1998-02-03 Sorin Biomedica Cardio S.P.A. Cardiac valve prosthesis particularly for replacement of the aortic valve
US6866650B2 (en) 1991-07-16 2005-03-15 Heartport, Inc. System for cardiac procedures
US5766151A (en) 1991-07-16 1998-06-16 Heartport, Inc. Endovascular system for arresting the heart
US6913600B2 (en) 1991-07-16 2005-07-05 Heartport, Inc. Endovascular system for arresting the heart
US5545214A (en) 1991-07-16 1996-08-13 Heartport, Inc. Endovascular aortic valve replacement
US5370685A (en) 1991-07-16 1994-12-06 Stanford Surgical Technologies, Inc. Endovascular aortic valve replacement
US6029671A (en) 1991-07-16 2000-02-29 Heartport, Inc. System and methods for performing endovascular procedures
US20020058995A1 (en) 1991-07-16 2002-05-16 Stevens John H. Endovascular aortic valve replacement
US20060058775A1 (en) 1991-07-16 2006-03-16 Stevens John H System and methods for performing endovascular procedures
US20050148997A1 (en) 1991-07-16 2005-07-07 Valley Kirsten L. Methods and apparatus for anchoring an occluding member
US6338735B1 (en) 1991-07-16 2002-01-15 John H. Stevens Methods for removing embolic material in blood flowing through a patient's ascending aorta
US5913842A (en) 1991-07-16 1999-06-22 Heartport, Inc. Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest
US5702368A (en) 1991-07-16 1997-12-30 Heartport, Inc. System for cardiac procedures
US5433723A (en) 1991-10-11 1995-07-18 Angiomed Ag Apparatus for widening a stenosis
US5800456A (en) 1992-01-15 1998-09-01 Cook Incorporated Spiral stent
US5507767A (en) 1992-01-15 1996-04-16 Cook Incorporated Spiral stent
US5489297A (en) 1992-01-27 1996-02-06 Duran; Carlos M. G. Bioprosthetic heart valve with absorbable stent
US5163953A (en) 1992-02-10 1992-11-17 Vince Dennis J Toroidal artificial heart valve stent
US5665115A (en) 1992-02-21 1997-09-09 Boston Scientific Technology, Inc. Intraluminal stent
US20020035396A1 (en) 1992-03-31 2002-03-21 Boston Scientific Corporation, A Delaware Corporation Tubular medical endoprostheses
US5645559A (en) 1992-05-08 1997-07-08 Schneider (Usa) Inc Multiple layer stent
US5876448A (en) 1992-05-08 1999-03-02 Schneider (Usa) Inc. Esophageal stent
US5332402A (en) 1992-05-12 1994-07-26 Teitelbaum George P Percutaneously-inserted cardiac valve
USRE38091E1 (en) 1992-05-20 2003-04-22 Boston Scientific Corporation Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient
US5449384A (en) 1992-09-28 1995-09-12 Medtronic, Inc. Dynamic annulus heart valve employing preserved porcine valve leaflets
US6380457B1 (en) 1992-12-30 2002-04-30 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Apparatus for deploying body implantable stents
US6371979B1 (en) 1993-01-27 2002-04-16 Intratherapeutics, Inc. Stent delivery system
US5431676A (en) 1993-03-05 1995-07-11 Innerdyne Medical, Inc. Trocar system having expandable port
US6666881B1 (en) 1993-03-11 2003-12-23 Medinol Ltd. Method of heating a nitinol stent
US5800455A (en) 1993-04-19 1998-09-01 Target Therapeutics, Inc. Detachable embolic coil assembly
US5415633A (en) 1993-07-28 1995-05-16 Active Control Experts, Inc. Remotely steered catheterization device
US5545211A (en) 1993-09-27 1996-08-13 Sooho Medi-Tech Co., Ltd. Stent for expanding a lumen
US6872223B2 (en) 1993-09-30 2005-03-29 Boston Scientific Corporation Controlled deployment of a medical device
US5545209A (en) 1993-09-30 1996-08-13 Texas Petrodet, Inc. Controlled deployment of a medical device
US5389106A (en) 1993-10-29 1995-02-14 Numed, Inc. Impermeable expandable intravascular stent
US6719789B2 (en) 1993-11-01 2004-04-13 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Replacement heart valve
US6736846B2 (en) 1993-11-01 2004-05-18 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Replacement semilunar heart valve
US5480424A (en) 1993-11-01 1996-01-02 Cox; James L. Heart valve replacement using flexible tubes
US20040088045A1 (en) 1993-11-01 2004-05-06 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Replacement heart valve
US6673109B2 (en) 1993-11-01 2004-01-06 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Replacement atrioventricular heart valve
US5489294A (en) 1994-02-01 1996-02-06 Medtronic, Inc. Steroid eluting stitch-in chronic cardiac lead
US6302906B1 (en) 1994-02-09 2001-10-16 Boston Scientific Technology, Inc. System for delivering a prosthesis
US5800508A (en) 1994-02-09 1998-09-01 Boston Scientific Technology, Inc. Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis
US5824043A (en) 1994-03-09 1998-10-20 Cordis Corporation Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure
US5824056A (en) 1994-05-16 1998-10-20 Medtronic, Inc. Implantable medical device formed from a refractory metal having a thin coating disposed thereon
US5824041A (en) 1994-06-08 1998-10-20 Medtronic, Inc. Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses
US5782809A (en) 1994-06-20 1998-07-21 Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha Vascular catheter
US5554185A (en) 1994-07-18 1996-09-10 Block; Peter C. Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same
US20020091439A1 (en) 1994-12-15 2002-07-11 Baker Steve G. Graft assembly having support structure
US5674277A (en) 1994-12-23 1997-10-07 Willy Rusch Ag Stent for placement in a body tube
US5575818A (en) 1995-02-14 1996-11-19 Corvita Corporation Endovascular stent with locking ring
US20030191519A1 (en) 1995-03-10 2003-10-09 Sylvie Lombardi Covered stent with encapsulated ends
US6309382B1 (en) 1995-03-30 2001-10-30 Michi E. Garrison Method and apparatus for minimizing the risk of air embolism when performing a procedure in a patient's thoracic cavity
US5667523A (en) 1995-04-28 1997-09-16 Impra, Inc. Dual supported intraluminal graft
US5824064A (en) 1995-05-05 1998-10-20 Taheri; Syde A. Technique for aortic valve replacement with simultaneous aortic arch graft insertion and apparatus therefor
US5580922A (en) 1995-06-06 1996-12-03 Weyerhaeuser Company Cellulose products treated with isocyanate compositions
US5716417A (en) 1995-06-07 1998-02-10 St. Jude Medical, Inc. Integral supporting structure for bioprosthetic heart valve
US5591195A (en) 1995-10-30 1997-01-07 Taheri; Syde Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel
US20020065545A1 (en) 1995-10-30 2002-05-30 Leonhardt Howard J. Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel
US20010044647A1 (en) 1995-11-07 2001-11-22 Leonard Pinchuk Modular endoluminal stent-grafts
US20030139804A1 (en) 1995-11-27 2003-07-24 Schneider (Europe) Ag, A/K/A Schneider (Europe) Gmbh Conical stent
US20010049550A1 (en) 1995-12-14 2001-12-06 Gerald Ray Martin Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft
US5843158A (en) 1996-01-05 1998-12-01 Medtronic, Inc. Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use
US6327772B1 (en) 1996-01-30 2001-12-11 Medtronic, Inc. Method for fabricating a planar eversible lattice which forms a stent when everted
US5907893A (en) 1996-01-30 1999-06-01 Medtronic, Inc. Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents
US5888201A (en) 1996-02-08 1999-03-30 Schneider (Usa) Inc Titanium alloy self-expanding stent
US5749921A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-05-12 Medtronic, Inc. Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses
US6042607A (en) 1996-02-23 2000-03-28 Cardiovascular Technologies Llc Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner
US20040167573A1 (en) 1996-02-23 2004-08-26 Cardviovascular Technologies, L.L.C. Extremely long wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and means and methods for handling those fasteners
US5695498A (en) 1996-02-28 1997-12-09 Numed, Inc. Stent implantation system
US5746709A (en) 1996-04-25 1998-05-05 Medtronic, Inc. Intravascular pump and bypass assembly and method for using the same
US5891191A (en) 1996-04-30 1999-04-06 Schneider (Usa) Inc Cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy stent and stent-graft
US6592546B1 (en) 1996-05-14 2003-07-15 Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Aortic occluder with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery
US6027525A (en) 1996-05-23 2000-02-22 Samsung Electronics., Ltd. Flexible self-expandable stent and method for making the same
US5855601A (en) 1996-06-21 1999-01-05 The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same
US6517548B2 (en) 1996-08-23 2003-02-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Stent delivery system
US6702851B1 (en) 1996-09-06 2004-03-09 Joseph A. Chinn Prosthetic heart valve with surface modification
US20010025196A1 (en) 1996-09-06 2001-09-27 Chinn Joseph Andrew Prosthetic heart valve with surface modification
US5861028A (en) 1996-09-09 1999-01-19 Shelhigh Inc Natural tissue heart valve and stent prosthesis and method for making the same
US5968068A (en) 1996-09-12 1999-10-19 Baxter International Inc. Endovascular delivery system
US6022370A (en) 1996-10-01 2000-02-08 Numed, Inc. Expandable stent
US5749890A (en) 1996-12-03 1998-05-12 Shaknovich; Alexander Method and system for stent placement in ostial lesions
US6605112B1 (en) 1996-12-18 2003-08-12 Venpro Corporation Device for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system
US5776142A (en) 1996-12-19 1998-07-07 Medtronic, Inc. Controllable stent delivery system and method
US20010007956A1 (en) 1996-12-31 2001-07-12 Brice Letac Valve prosthesis for implantation in body channels
US20080009940A1 (en) 1996-12-31 2008-01-10 Alain Cribier Valve prosthesis for implantation in body channels
US20030109924A1 (en) 1996-12-31 2003-06-12 Alain Cribier Implanting a valve prosthesis in body channels
US20010010017A1 (en) 1996-12-31 2001-07-26 Brice Letac Alve prosthesis for implantation in body channels
US6908481B2 (en) 1996-12-31 2005-06-21 Edwards Lifesciences Pvt, Inc. Value prosthesis for implantation in body channels
US20030014104A1 (en) 1996-12-31 2003-01-16 Alain Cribier Value prosthesis for implantation in body channels
US6171335B1 (en) 1997-01-24 2001-01-09 Aortech Europe Limited Heart valve prosthesis
US6241757B1 (en) 1997-02-04 2001-06-05 Solco Surgical Instrument Co., Ltd. Stent for expanding body's lumen
US7384411B1 (en) 1997-02-19 2008-06-10 Condado Medical Devices Corporation Multi-purpose catheters, catheter systems, and radiation treatment
US6258114B1 (en) 1997-03-07 2001-07-10 Micro Therapeutics, Inc. Hoop stent
US6530949B2 (en) 1997-03-07 2003-03-11 Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System Hoop stent
US5851232A (en) 1997-03-15 1998-12-22 Lois; William A. Venous stent
US5817126A (en) 1997-03-17 1998-10-06 Surface Genesis, Inc. Compound stent
US5824053A (en) 1997-03-18 1998-10-20 Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. Helical mesh endoprosthesis and methods of use
US6585766B1 (en) 1997-03-27 2003-07-01 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Cloth-covered stents for tissue heart valves
US5860966A (en) 1997-04-16 1999-01-19 Numed, Inc. Method of securing a stent on a balloon catheter
US5868783A (en) 1997-04-16 1999-02-09 Numed, Inc. Intravascular stent with limited axial shrinkage
US6258115B1 (en) 1997-04-23 2001-07-10 Artemis Medical, Inc. Bifurcated stent and distal protection system
US5957949A (en) 1997-05-01 1999-09-28 World Medical Manufacturing Corp. Percutaneous placement valve stent
US5855597A (en) 1997-05-07 1999-01-05 Iowa-India Investments Co. Limited Stent valve and stent graft for percutaneous surgery
US6162245A (en) 1997-05-07 2000-12-19 Iowa-India Investments Company Limited Stent valve and stent graft
US6245102B1 (en) 1997-05-07 2001-06-12 Iowa-India Investments Company Ltd. Stent, stent graft and stent valve
US6042598A (en) 1997-05-08 2000-03-28 Embol-X Inc. Method of protecting a patient from embolization during cardiac surgery
US6168616B1 (en) 1997-06-02 2001-01-02 Global Vascular Concepts Manually expandable stent
US20010001314A1 (en) 1997-06-13 2001-05-17 Arthrocare Corporation Electrosurgical systems and methods for recanalization of occluded body lumens
US5944750A (en) 1997-06-30 1999-08-31 Eva Corporation Method and apparatus for the surgical repair of aneurysms
US5906619A (en) 1997-07-24 1999-05-25 Medtronic, Inc. Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses
US5984957A (en) 1997-08-12 1999-11-16 Schneider (Usa) Inc Radially expanded prostheses with axial diameter control
US6162208A (en) 1997-09-11 2000-12-19 Genzyme Corporation Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same
US20020077696A1 (en) 1997-09-16 2002-06-20 Gholam-Reza Zadno-Azizi Body fluid flow control device
US20030199972A1 (en) 1997-09-16 2003-10-23 Gholam-Reza Zadno-Azizi Body fluid flow control device
US6632243B1 (en) 1997-09-16 2003-10-14 Emphasys Medical Inc. Body fluid flow control device
US5954766A (en) 1997-09-16 1999-09-21 Zadno-Azizi; Gholam-Reza Body fluid flow control device
US20020095209A1 (en) 1997-09-16 2002-07-18 Gholam-Reza Zadno-Azizi Body fluid flow control device
US20020029014A1 (en) 1997-09-18 2002-03-07 Iowa-India Investments Company, Limited Delivery mechanism for balloons, drugs, stents and other physical/mechanical agents and method of use
US6221091B1 (en) 1997-09-26 2001-04-24 Incept Llc Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use
US20020161394A1 (en) 1997-09-26 2002-10-31 Macoviak John A. Aortic filter catheter
US5925063A (en) 1997-09-26 1999-07-20 Khosravi; Farhad Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use
US20020010508A1 (en) 1997-11-25 2002-01-24 Chobotov Michael V. Layered endovascular graft
US6248116B1 (en) 1997-12-16 2001-06-19 B. Braun Celsa Medical treatment of a diseased anatomical duct
US6258120B1 (en) 1997-12-23 2001-07-10 Embol-X, Inc. Implantable cerebral protection device and methods of use
US6569196B1 (en) 1997-12-29 2003-05-27 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation System for minimally invasive insertion of a bioprosthetic heart valve
US6530952B2 (en) 1997-12-29 2003-03-11 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system
US20060135964A1 (en) 1997-12-29 2006-06-22 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system
US20010002445A1 (en) 1997-12-29 2001-05-31 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system
US20020042650A1 (en) 1998-01-14 2002-04-11 Advanced Stent Technologies, Inc. Extendible stent apparatus
US6168618B1 (en) 1998-01-27 2001-01-02 Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. Electrolytic stent delivery system and methods of use
US5944738A (en) 1998-02-06 1999-08-31 Aga Medical Corporation Percutaneous catheter directed constricting occlusion device
US20030199913A1 (en) 1998-02-10 2003-10-23 Artemis Medical, Inc. Occlusion, anchoring, tensioning and flow direction apparatus and methods for use
US6221006B1 (en) 1998-02-10 2001-04-24 Artemis Medical Inc. Entrapping apparatus and method for use
US6635068B1 (en) 1998-02-10 2003-10-21 Artemis Medical, Inc. Occlusion, anchoring, tensioning and flow direction apparatus and methods for use
US6059809A (en) 1998-02-16 2000-05-09 Medicorp, S.A. Protective angioplasty device
US6042589A (en) 1998-03-17 2000-03-28 Medicorp, S.A. Reversible-action endoprosthesis delivery device
US6776791B1 (en) 1998-04-01 2004-08-17 Endovascular Technologies, Inc. Stent and method and device for packing of same
US6786925B1 (en) 1998-04-20 2004-09-07 St. Jude Medical Inc. Driver tool with multiple drive gear layers for heart prosthesis fasteners
US6218662B1 (en) 1998-04-23 2001-04-17 Western Atlas International, Inc. Downhole carbon dioxide gas analyzer
US20020161392A1 (en) 1998-04-27 2002-10-31 Dubrul William R. Particle-removing medical device and method
US20030125795A1 (en) 1998-06-02 2003-07-03 Cook Incorporated Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device
US6974474B2 (en) 1998-06-02 2005-12-13 Cook Incorporated Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device
US6508833B2 (en) 1998-06-02 2003-01-21 Cook Incorporated Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device
US6200336B1 (en) 1998-06-02 2001-03-13 Cook Incorporated Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device
US6277555B1 (en) 1998-06-24 2001-08-21 The International Heart Institute Of Montana Foundation Compliant dehydrated tissue for implantation and process of making the same
US6159239A (en) 1998-08-14 2000-12-12 Prodesco, Inc. Woven stent/graft structure
US6758855B2 (en) 1998-08-19 2004-07-06 Artemis Medical, Inc. Target tissue localization device
US6635079B2 (en) 1998-08-21 2003-10-21 John Duncan Unsworth Shape memory tubular stent
US6203550B1 (en) 1998-09-30 2001-03-20 Medtronic, Inc. Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses
US6475239B1 (en) 1998-10-13 2002-11-05 Sulzer Carbomedics Inc. Method for making polymer heart valves with leaflets having uncut free edges
US6692512B2 (en) 1998-10-13 2004-02-17 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use
US6051014A (en) 1998-10-13 2000-04-18 Embol-X, Inc. Percutaneous filtration catheter for valve repair surgery and methods of use
US6146366A (en) 1998-11-03 2000-11-14 Ras Holding Corp Device for the treatment of macular degeneration and other eye disorders
US7022132B2 (en) 1999-01-15 2006-04-04 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Stents with temporary retaining bands
US6350277B1 (en) 1999-01-15 2002-02-26 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Stents with temporary retaining bands
US7481838B2 (en) 1999-01-26 2009-01-27 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Flexible heart valve and associated connecting band
US20050010285A1 (en) 1999-01-27 2005-01-13 Lambrecht Gregory H. Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices
US20050261759A1 (en) 1999-01-27 2005-11-24 Medtronic, Inc. Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices
US7470284B2 (en) 1999-01-27 2008-12-30 Medtronic, Inc. Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices
US6409750B1 (en) 1999-02-01 2002-06-25 Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same
US7018401B1 (en) 1999-02-01 2006-03-28 Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System Woven intravascular devices and methods for making the same and apparatus for delivery of the same
US20030149475A1 (en) 1999-02-01 2003-08-07 Hideki Hyodoh Methods for creating woven devices
US6792979B2 (en) 1999-02-01 2004-09-21 Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System Methods for creating woven devices
US7048014B2 (en) 1999-02-01 2006-05-23 Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System Methods for creating woven devices
US20030040772A1 (en) 1999-02-01 2003-02-27 Hideki Hyodoh Delivery devices
US20030040771A1 (en) 1999-02-01 2003-02-27 Hideki Hyodoh Methods for creating woven devices
US20050049696A1 (en) 1999-02-06 2005-03-03 Thorsten Siess Device for intravascular cardiac valve surgery
US6425916B1 (en) 1999-02-10 2002-07-30 Michi E. Garrison Methods and devices for implanting cardiac valves
US20020151970A1 (en) 1999-02-10 2002-10-17 Garrison Michi E. Methods and devices for implanting cardiac valves
US6110201A (en) 1999-02-18 2000-08-29 Venpro Bifurcated biological pulmonary valved conduit
US6562031B2 (en) 1999-02-24 2003-05-13 Scime Life Systems, Inc. Guide wire system for RF recanalization of vascular blockages
US6210408B1 (en) 1999-02-24 2001-04-03 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Guide wire system for RF recanalization of vascular blockages
US6348063B1 (en) 1999-03-11 2002-02-19 Mindguard Ltd. Implantable stroke treating device
US6673089B1 (en) 1999-03-11 2004-01-06 Mindguard Ltd. Implantable stroke treating device
US6503274B1 (en) 1999-04-16 2003-01-07 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Method of implanting a flexible annuloplasty system
US7147663B1 (en) 1999-04-23 2006-12-12 St. Jude Medical Atg, Inc. Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods
US6883522B2 (en) 1999-05-12 2005-04-26 Paul A. Spence Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof
US6309417B1 (en) 1999-05-12 2001-10-30 Paul A. Spence Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof
US20020032480A1 (en) 1999-05-12 2002-03-14 Paul Spence Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof
US20040106990A1 (en) 1999-05-12 2004-06-03 Paul Spence Heart valve and apparatus for replacement thereof
US20040193261A1 (en) 1999-05-25 2004-09-30 Eric Berreklouw Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue
US6790229B1 (en) 1999-05-25 2004-09-14 Eric Berreklouw Fixing device, in particular for fixing to vascular wall tissue
US20010039450A1 (en) 1999-06-02 2001-11-08 Dusan Pavcnik Implantable vascular device
US20010011189A1 (en) 1999-06-08 2001-08-02 Drasler William J. In situ venous valve device and method of formation
US20030069636A1 (en) 1999-06-30 2003-04-10 Solem Jan Otto Method for treatment of mitral insufficiency
US20070112415A1 (en) 1999-07-16 2007-05-17 Abbott Laboratories Braided stent
US6371970B1 (en) 1999-07-30 2002-04-16 Incept Llc Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta
US6299637B1 (en) 1999-08-20 2001-10-09 Samuel M. Shaolian Transluminally implantable venous valve
US20030130726A1 (en) 1999-09-10 2003-07-10 Thorpe Patricia E. Combination valve and stent for treating vascular reflux
US6371983B1 (en) 1999-10-04 2002-04-16 Ernest Lane Bioprosthetic heart valve
US6689164B1 (en) 1999-10-12 2004-02-10 Jacques Seguin Annuloplasty device for use in minimally invasive procedure
US6352708B1 (en) 1999-10-14 2002-03-05 The International Heart Institute Of Montana Foundation Solution and method for treating autologous tissue for implant operation
US20040098112A1 (en) 1999-10-21 2004-05-20 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Implantable prosthetic valve
US6685739B2 (en) 1999-10-21 2004-02-03 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Implantable prosthetic valve
US6440164B1 (en) 1999-10-21 2002-08-27 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Implantable prosthetic valve
US6585758B1 (en) 1999-11-16 2003-07-01 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent
US7160319B2 (en) 1999-11-16 2007-01-09 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent
US20080133003A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2008-06-05 Jacques Seguin Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US20090164006A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2009-06-25 Jacques Seguin Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US20100004740A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2010-01-07 Jacques Seguin Prosthetic Valve for Transluminal Delivery
US7329278B2 (en) 1999-11-17 2008-02-12 Corevalve, Inc. Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US20100152840A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2010-06-17 Jacques Seguin Prosthetic Valve for Transluminal Delivery
US20040093060A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2004-05-13 Jacques Seguin Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US7018406B2 (en) 1999-11-17 2006-03-28 Corevalve Sa Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US20070043435A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2007-02-22 Jacques Seguin Non-cylindrical prosthetic valve system for transluminal delivery
US6830584B1 (en) 1999-11-17 2004-12-14 Jacques Seguin Device for replacing a cardiac valve by percutaneous route
US20040210304A1 (en) 1999-11-17 2004-10-21 Corevalve, S.A. Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery
US6936066B2 (en) 1999-11-19 2005-08-30 Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd. Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same
US7195641B2 (en) 1999-11-19 2007-03-27 Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd. Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture
US20010032013A1 (en) 1999-11-19 2001-10-18 Denes Marton Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same
US7300457B2 (en) 1999-11-19 2007-11-27 Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd. Self-supporting metallic implantable grafts, compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same
US20030023303A1 (en) 1999-11-19 2003-01-30 Palmaz Julio C. Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture
US6379383B1 (en) 1999-11-19 2002-04-30 Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd. Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof
US20040106976A1 (en) 1999-12-31 2004-06-03 Bailey Steven R. Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof
US6652578B2 (en) 1999-12-31 2003-11-25 Abps Venture One, Ltd. Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof
US6458153B1 (en) 1999-12-31 2002-10-01 Abps Venture One, Ltd. Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof
US20010021872A1 (en) 1999-12-31 2001-09-13 Bailey Steven R. Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof
US7338520B2 (en) 1999-12-31 2008-03-04 Abps Venture One, Ltd. Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof
US20030023300A1 (en) 1999-12-31 2003-01-30 Bailey Steven R. Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof
US20100198346A1 (en) 2000-01-19 2010-08-05 Keogh James R Method for Guiding a Medical Device
US20020052651A1 (en) 2000-01-27 2002-05-02 Keith Myers Prosthetic heart valve
US20050015112A1 (en) 2000-01-27 2005-01-20 Cohn William E. Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices
US6896690B1 (en) 2000-01-27 2005-05-24 Viacor, Inc. Cardiac valve procedure methods and devices
US20040138743A1 (en) 2000-01-27 2004-07-15 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Prosthetic heart value
US6682559B2 (en) 2000-01-27 2004-01-27 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Prosthetic heart valve
US20040138742A1 (en) 2000-01-27 2004-07-15 3F Therapeutics, Inc. Prosthetic heart valve
US20020111674A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2002-08-15 Chouinard Paul F. Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacure thereof
US20080154356A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2008-06-26 Obermiller Joseph F Percutaneous heart valve devices
US20050096736A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2005-05-05 Osse Francisco J. Percutaneous heart valve devices
US20060116757A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2006-06-01 Randall Lashinski Methods and apparatus for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure
US20040153146A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2004-08-05 Randall Lashinski Methods and apparatus for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure
US6622604B1 (en) 2000-01-31 2003-09-23 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Process for manufacturing a braided bifurcated stent
US20040049262A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2004-03-11 Obermiller Joseph F. Stent valves and uses of same
US6398807B1 (en) 2000-01-31 2002-06-04 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Braided branching stent, method for treating a lumen therewith, and process for manufacture therefor
US20020103533A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2002-08-01 Langberg Jonathan J. Percutaneous mitral annuloplasty and cardiac reinforcement
US6989028B2 (en) 2000-01-31 2006-01-24 Edwards Lifesciences Ag Medical system and method for remodeling an extravascular tissue structure
US20050060030A1 (en) 2000-01-31 2005-03-17 Lashinski Randall T. Remotely activated mitral annuloplasty system and methods
US6652571B1 (en) 2000-01-31 2003-11-25 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Braided, branched, implantable device and processes for manufacture thereof
US20010047150A1 (en) 2000-02-02 2001-11-29 Chobotov Michael V. Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device
US6821297B2 (en) 2000-02-02 2004-11-23 Robert V. Snyders Artificial heart valve, implantation instrument and method therefor
US6797002B2 (en) 2000-02-02 2004-09-28 Paul A. Spence Heart valve repair apparatus and methods
US20050143807A1 (en) 2000-02-03 2005-06-30 Dusan Pavcnik Implantable vascular device comprising a bioabsorbable frame
US20030149476A1 (en) 2000-02-28 2003-08-07 Christoph Damm Anchoring system for implantable heart valve prostheses
US7198646B2 (en) 2000-02-28 2007-04-03 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V. Device for fastening and anchoring cardiac valve prostheses
US20070005129A1 (en) 2000-02-28 2007-01-04 Christoph Damm Anchoring system for implantable heart valve prostheses
US20030149478A1 (en) 2000-02-28 2003-08-07 Hans-Reiner Figulla Device for fastening and anchoring cardiac valve prostheses
US20040260383A1 (en) 2000-03-14 2004-12-23 Wolf Stelter Endovascular stent graft
US20010037142A1 (en) 2000-03-14 2001-11-01 Cook Incorporated Endovascular stent graft
US6468303B1 (en) 2000-03-27 2002-10-22 Aga Medical Corporation Retrievable self expanding shunt
US7381218B2 (en) 2000-04-06 2008-06-03 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation System and method for implanting a two-part prosthetic heart valve
US6454799B1 (en) 2000-04-06 2002-09-24 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use
US20010049555A1 (en) 2000-05-03 2001-12-06 Shlomo Gabbay Biomechanical heart valve prosthesis and method for making same
US20010041928A1 (en) 2000-05-04 2001-11-15 Oregon Health Services University Endovascular stent graft
US20090085900A1 (en) 2000-05-19 2009-04-02 Technology Innovations, Llc Apparatus for the display of embedded information
US20030199975A1 (en) 2000-05-22 2003-10-23 Shlomo Gabbay Low invasive implantable cardiac prosthesis and method for helping improve operation of a heart valve
US6656213B2 (en) 2000-06-22 2003-12-02 Jan Otto Solem Stent delivery system
US6527800B1 (en) 2000-06-26 2003-03-04 Rex Medical, L.P. Vascular device and method for valve leaflet apposition
US7041128B2 (en) 2000-06-26 2006-05-09 Rex Medical, L.P. Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition
US6695878B2 (en) 2000-06-26 2004-02-24 Rex Medical, L.P. Vascular device for valve leaflet apposition
US6676698B2 (en) 2000-06-26 2004-01-13 Rex Medicol, L.P. Vascular device with valve for approximating vessel wall
US6692513B2 (en) 2000-06-30 2004-02-17 Viacor, Inc. Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism
US6769434B2 (en) 2000-06-30 2004-08-03 Viacor, Inc. Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve
US20020042651A1 (en) 2000-06-30 2002-04-11 Liddicoat John R. Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve
US20050010246A1 (en) 2000-06-30 2005-01-13 Streeter Richard B. Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism
US20050055088A1 (en) 2000-06-30 2005-03-10 Liddicoat John R. Method and apparatus for performing a procedure on a cardiac valve
US20040167620A1 (en) 2000-07-06 2004-08-26 Medtentia Annuloplasty devices and related heart valve repair methods
US7300463B2 (en) 2000-09-07 2007-11-27 Medtronic, Inc. Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue
US6846325B2 (en) 2000-09-07 2005-01-25 Viacor, Inc. Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue
US20080065206A1 (en) 2000-09-07 2008-03-13 Liddicoat John R Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue
US20030040792A1 (en) 2000-09-12 2003-02-27 Shlomo Gabbay Heart valve prosthesis and sutureless implantation of a heart valve prosthesis
US20020032481A1 (en) 2000-09-12 2002-03-14 Shlomo Gabbay Heart valve prosthesis and sutureless implantation of a heart valve prosthesis
US20060142848A1 (en) 2000-09-12 2006-06-29 Shlomo Gabbay Extra-anatomic aortic valve placement